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Clara Rogo @60!!!
Johnny & Clara 35 Years Together!
Date:
Saturday, 21st Sept., 2019
Local:
Rest. Parabolen
Handen kommun huset
Rudsjöterrasen 2
Time:
18:00 - 02:00
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Asantemankuo
African Food Court
Date:
Saturday, 21st Sept., 2019
Local:
Vårby Gård
Time:
13:00 prompt
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Asantemankuo Inauguration
Date:
Saturday, 28th Sept., 2019
Local:
Rödabergsskolan
Upplandsgat. 100
Odenplan

Time:
19:00 prompt
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Exchange Rates
Monday, September 16th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
Currency Buying(¢) Selling(¢)
USD
5.3043
5.3097
Sterling
6.5869
6.5957
Euro
5.8348
5.8394
SEK
0.5482
0.5485
Naira 57.6409 57.8293
Source: Bank of Ghana
Daily Interbank FX Rates
 
Swedish FX Bank Rates
Currency
I want to buy...
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USD
10.3311
9.3489
Sterling
12.7719
11.4357
Euro
11.3731
10.3154
Source: Forex Bank, Sweden
Adul Carimo So laid to rest: Burial took place on Thursday September 12th 2019 of Adul Carimo So who died in Stockholm after a protracted illness. He was 61. Adul was born in Guinea Bissau in West Africa. Final obsequies were performed at the Uppståndelsekapellet at Skogskyrkogården outside Stockholm in the presence of Adul's two sons Carimo and his younger brother Amilcar both in their twenties together with their mother Pascale. Also present were Adul's two sisters who travelled respectively from Guinea Bissau and Portugal as well as friends and mourners mostly from among the African diaspora in Stockholm and elsewhere in Sweden. Together with African writer colleagues Adul founded the Association of African Writers in Sweden which was active in Stockholm in the 1990s. Read the rest...  
  Adul Carimo So passed away in Stockholm
     
West African leaders pledge $1 billion to tackle terrorism: West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso. The plan, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced at end of the Economic Community Summit of West African States in Ouagadougou, where the ECOWAS nations were joined by Mauritania and Chad. Read the rest...
 
  The West African leaders made the pledge at a meeting in Ouagadogou
     

Mob-rule and Anti African Pogroms in the Republic of South Africa: The Government and Leadership of South Africa stand condemned before Africa and in the eyes of the entire humanity for the massive unprovoked and unrelenting waves of violence directed at African and other immigrants on South African soil. These horrendous crimes are taking place on South African soil under the very own eyes of the government and leaders of South Africa and most likely with the tacit approval of the government led by a former trade unionist, ex-apartheid collaborator and brutal multi-millionaire businessman turned president. Nothing will absolve the government and leadership of South Africa from responsibility for these crimes.
- A shocked and extremely disappointed African observer.

     
Imam döms för hets mot judar: En imam i Helsingborg döms för hets mot folkgrupp efter att ha uttalat sig nedsättande om judar. Han sade bland annat att judarna är "apornas och svinens avkommor", rapporterar TT. Mannen har försvarat sig med att det han sade under emonstrationen inte var riktat mot judar, utan mot den israeliska regimen, men Helsingborgs tingsrätt anser att uttalandet "avsåg judar med syftning på deras religion". Imamen döms till villkorlig dom och 60 dagsböter och ska även betala 800 kr till brottsofferfonden för det han sade vid demonstrationen i juli 2017.
     
Hope for Ebola victims as two new treatment methods prove effective: News about Ebola, a viral disease that kills up to 90% of those it infects, is usually grim. The latest outbreak, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has thus far killed nearly 1,900 people and rages on. But on August 12th the grimness lifted somewhat with the announcement that two anti-Ebola treatments being tested in the country have proved effective. If administered when the first signs of infection appear, they boost survival rates to about 90%. Read more...   Hope for Ebola victims as two new treatment methods prove effective
  Two new treatment methos for ebola are very promising
     
Eskilstuna först med tiggeriförbud: Som första kommun i landet kräver Eskilstuna från och med i dag tillstånd för passiv penninginsamling på vissa platser i staden, och det är polisen som ska kontrollera att bestämmelsen följs. -Har man inget tillstånd är det brott mot ordningslagen och straffet är böter, säger kommunpolisen Thomas Bergqvist till SVT Nyheter Sörmland. Om tillstånd saknas kan polisen avvisa personen från platsen. Tillståndet kostar 250 kronor och en ansökan kan göras på nätet eller direkt på polishuset i Eskilstuna.
     
GUSS grilfest attracts many people: It was one of the best attended bbqs organised by GUSS. And it happened at Vårby Park. GUSS provided the meat but other Ghanaian organisations in town contributed other items too. Friendship Association came with jollof rice, Ga-Dagme brought kenkey and Asantemankuo came with fish. There was a lot to eat. The increased number of Ghanaians in Stockholm was shown by the many Ghanaian attendees. It was a festival and there was dancing and drumming. And, oh, vi hade också tur med värdret! See pictures here...
 
  The GUSS organised barbercue at Vårby gård attracted many Ghanaians who were in a festive mood...
     
Israel's black Jews: Nearly all the Jews in Ethiopia, whose ancestors had lived in Africa for centuries, moved to Israel quite recently. Big airlifts began in the 1980s, when Ethiopia suffered tyranny and famine. A sympathetic Israel welcomed them with open arms, though rabbis had long debated whether the Beta Israel, as they are known, were really Jewish (and therefore eligible for Israeli citizenship). Today there are 150,000 of them in Israel (1.7% of the population). Their claims of systematic racism and police brutality are met, on the whole, with condescending denial. More...  
  The claims by the black Jews of systematic racism and police brutality are met with condescending denial.
     
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).
     
     
     
Read our earlier reports...
 
Congo's embassy in Stockholm faces eviction...
Child abuse in Senegal's makranta schools...
Ghana embassy in Oslo commences consular services...
From our archives - Union commissions project in Asonomaso...
ANC wins a reduced majority...
World's largest drone delivery launched in Ghana...
Ingrid Awuku laid to rest...
Bank of Ghana to issue upgraded banknotes...
 
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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