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Monday, April 24th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
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4.1607
4.1647
Sterling
5.3157
5.3225
Euro
4.4468
4.4510
SEK
0.4611
0.4614
Naira 73.32 73.39
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Sweden's United Muslims Organisation loses state support: The Swedish board responsible for youth and civil society issues (MUCF) is asking Sweden's United Muslims (SFM) to pay back 532,200 kronor it received in support for its activities last year. One of the reasons for the request is that the organisation invited a speaker who said degrading things about women at his lecture. SFM is a non-profit making organisation based in Göteborg. The organisation has said it has introduced new measures regarding its activities but these are not enough for MUCF which still thinks its mode of operation is not democratic. The organisation got the funds in a project to fight anti-muslim racism.
     
Germany's shrinking population: Despite an influx of 1.2m refugees over the past two years, Germany’s population faces near-irreversible decline. According to predictions from the UN in 2015, two in five Germans will be over 60 by 2050 and Europe’s oldest country will have shrunk to 75m from 82m. Since the 1970s, more Germans have been dying than are born. Fewer births and longer lives are a problem for most rich countries. But the consequences are more acute for Germany, where birth rates are lower than in Britain and France. Read more...  
  Despite welcoming 1.2 million refugees in the past two years, Germany's is still in serious decline
     
Mr Putilov - the Swedish expert with the strange Russian connections: On June 8th 2016, Sveriges Radio interviewed Mr Putilov, who identified himself as a former employee of Migrationsverket. He stated that asylum-seekers as old as 40 were claiming to be children, and that the agency was letting them in. Two hours later, SR deleted the interview. Mr Putilov was an unreliable source: he had taken a journalism course at the broadcaster some months earlier, and had been reported to the police for failing to return his temporary press card. Then in August Aftonbladet reported that someone calling himself Egor Putilov had used the pen name Tobias Lagerfeldt to write an opinion piece that it had published, calling for a more open refugee policy. Moreover, it found, the so-called Mr Putilov was in fact Alexander Fridback, an employee of Sverigedemokraterna >>>  
 

Is Alexander Fridback, aka Tobias Lagerfeldt aka Aleksandr Yarovenko an independent flim-flam artist or an agent acting on behalf of Russia - or a bit of both?

 

 

     
Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya: Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in "public slave markets" across Libya. As a departure point for refugees trying to get to Europe, migrants arriving in Libya from sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable due to a lack of money and little in the way of documentation.Survivors have told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) how there are slave markets and private prisons all over Libya. Mohammed Abdiker, IOM's head of operation and emergencies, said: "The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants." Read more...  
  A migrant prays on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) after being rescued off the coast of Libya. The IOM says migrants are being sold openly as slaves in Libya.
     
Ghana amongst countries with high cost of remitting money: A new report published by the International Organization for Migration has shown that Ghana is amongst the countries in Sub-Sahara African with the highest cost of remitting money back home. The report which studied sending cash from cities in France, Germany, and Belgium stated that MoneyGram topped with charges for transfers up to 50 euro. It charges up to 12% of the fee which translates into 6 euro. This is followed by Western Union with 9.8% translating into 4.90 euro, while Cigue and Ria follow in the third and fourth. Read more...  
 

A new International Organization for Migration report shows Ghana is among the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with the highest cost of remitting money home

 

     
     
     
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High court orders repatriation of teenaged rapists...
 

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