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GUSS Grill day
Date:
Sat., July 6th
Time:
14:00
Place:
Vårby gård

All are invited...
 
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Exchange Rates
Monday, June 17th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
Currency Buying(¢) Selling(¢)
USD
5.2375
5.2427
Sterling
6.6013
6.6100
Euro
5.8778
5.8829
SEK
0.5526
0.5532
Naira 58.43 58.49
Source: Bank of Ghana
Daily Interbank FX Rates
 
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USD
10.1374
9.1736
Sterling
12.7709
11.4348
Euro
11.4056
10.3448
Source: Forex Bank, Sweden
Asylum seekers - government relaxes rules on family reunions: Riksdagen has relaxed rules for family reunions of asylum seekers who come from Syria. M and SD voted against the new rules. The two opposition parties also voted against the continuation of the so called "gymnasielagen" which allows unaccompanied young asylum seekers to stay in the country and finish their studies. At the same time, the rules that say temporary, and not permanent, stay permits should apply to those who are allowed to stay have been extended. Only V wanted a less strick asylum rules.
     
New report talks of record numbers of asylum seekers worldwide: A new UNHCR study reports that 70 million persons, half of whom are children, are seeking asylum. The number of asylum seekers worldwide increased by 2.3 million persons in 2018. The total number of asylum seekers has doubled in the past 20 years. Many of these are internal asylum seekers. Four persons out of five seeking asylum do so in a country that borders their own. Armed conflict in only five countries is responsible for more than two-thirds of the world's asylum seekers. The countries harbouring the greatest numbers of asylum seekers are: Turkey (3.7 million), Pakistan (1.4 million), Uganda (1.3 million), Sudan and Germany (1.1 million each).
     
Congo's embassy in Stockholm faces eviction: The embassy of the Republic of Congo has been several years behind in payment of rent on the embassy building. Now, the embassy's landlord, Probitas, says it has had enough. Propitas is asking a magistrate's court to slap eviction orders on the embassy. Propitas is also demanding 929,143 kr in unpaid rent for the 111 square meters property with garage and store room. The country's lawyers have written to the court explaining that it is all a misunderstanding due to language difficulties and has asked for a delay in payment of the debt.
     
Child abuse in Senegal's makranta schools: Mbar was 11 when his father sent him from his village to a religious school on the outskirts of Senegal’s holy city of Touba. His teacher made him recite passages from the Koran in the morning. Then he was sent out to the streets to beg for money for his master until night fell. If he misbehaved, he was beaten or starved. After two years Mbar ran away to his village. But his father sent him to another school. This time he was not made to beg. Instead, he was chained to the classroom wall. “I couldn’t move," says Mbar, in a cracked voice. Read the rest from The Economist...
 
  Thousands of children are abused in Senegal's religious schools - The Economist
     

Ghana embassy in Oslo commences consular services: The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Copenhagen, Denmark, wishes to inform the general public that with effect from 13th May, 2019 all Consular applications from Norway must be forwarded to the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Oslo, Norway. Enquires on all Consular applications or services must be forwarded to: THE EMBASSY OF GHANA, Akersgata 1, 0158 Oslo, Norway. Telephone: 0047 21959892 Email: post@ghanaembassy.no.

     
From our archives - Union commissions project in Asonomaso: October 30th, 1994, marked one of the proudest moments of the Ghana Union in Stockholm. It was the day the union's maiden project, a four-classroom JSS school block, was commissioned in Asonomaso in the Ashanti Region. The 220,000 kr project was jointly financed by SIDA/BIFO and the GUSS which contributed 20% of the funds from its own coffers. Read all about the project from the union newsletter of September 1994...  
  The JSS classroom block jointly built by GUSS and SIDA/BIFO in Asonomaso, Ashanti Region was commissioned in October 1994
     

ANC wins a reduced majority: The ruling African National Congress won South Africa’s general election with 58% of the vote. The party had never before received less than 60% at a national poll. Many voters were put off by the corruption that flourished under Jacob Zuma, president from 2009 to 2018. The anc might have done worse but for Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced Mr Zuma and vowed to clean up his mess. The Democratic Alliance got 21% of the vote.

     
World's largest drone delivery launched in Ghana: The world’s largest drone-delivery network was launched in Ghana. Zipline, an American startup, will distribute vaccines and other medical supplies by operating 600 drone flights a day.
     

Ingrid Awuku laid to rest: Final obsequies for the late Ingrid Awuku who died on March 22 took place on Thursday April 11 at S:t Ansgardskapellet in Stockholm. She was 87. Officiating was Pastor Monica Torsson Sivberg. Ingrid was spouse to Kwame Awuku who passed away well over a decade ago also in Stockholm. Present at the service were Ingrid's and Kwame's children Kwesi, Kofi and Efuwa and their children as well as Kwame's younger brother Frank Awuku who was accompanied by one of his two daughters Rebecca. Present also was a respectable number of mourners large enough to fill the small, well-decorated chapel. They included the following members of the Ghanaian community in Stockholm: Clementina Mensah, Enoch Ablorh, Anthony Turkson and David Quartey. After the church service mourners gathered together for light refreshments.

     
Bank of Ghana to issue upgraded banknotes: The Bank of Ghana will issue upgraded banknotes into circulation on May 6, 2019. The upgraded banknotes will have enhanced security features in line with evolving changes in the technological landscape. The new banknotes also come with improved durability and machine readability. The enhanced security features include Optically Variable Magnetic Image, New Enhanced Security Thread, More Prominent Watermark, and Enhanced Iridescent Band at the Back of the Banknote The bank says the upgraded and the existing series of banknotes will co-circulate and entreats the public to KNOW THE CEDI AND KEEP IT CLEAN.
     
     
     
Read our earlier reports...
 
Belgium apologises for mixed-race kidnappings in colonial era...
Körkort som id-handling kan slopas...
Ghana embassy in Köpenhamn to issue visas, passports in Malmö...
From our archives - what the Swedish media said about Africa 25 years ago
London patient becomes second adult to be cleared of HIV...
There is economic equality in only six countries in the world, including Sweden...
 
From our Union Archives
Union commissions JSS block at Asonomaso, October 1994...
Children's corner, July-October 1994...
Ghana i mitt hjärta - The Linguist, January 1996...
The Ablorhs reach a milestone - January 1996...
 
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In loving memory of
Suberu Salam, Nov. 2018...
Sanle Akolor laid to rest; March 2018...
 
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Ghana Embassy in Denmark
The telephone line is
+ 45 39 62 8222

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Ghanaians living in the Nordic countries, click here to complete the embassy's online registration...
 
Union dues
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reminded to pay their
outstanding dues.
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