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Gbagbo's problems not ended: The International Criminal Court at The Hague took another knock when its judges acquitted Laurent Gbagbo, a former president of the Ivory Coast, who had been charged with crimes against humanity. Last year a Congolese former vice-president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, was also acquitted, and a case against Kenya’s current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, had been dropped four years earlier. The court’s authority is increasingly questioned, especially in Africa.
From our Archives: Ghana i mitt hjärta - Ensi Ukkola's first visit to Ghana was more than 20 years ago. She was impressed with the country and has visited several times and made television programmes and photo exhibitions of her visit to the country. Married to a Ghanaian, she has moved there permanently and now spends her time between Tema, Tegbi in the Volta Region and visits to Sweden and her native Finland. We remember the first article she wrote for the union newsletter. Ghana i mitt hjärta was published in the January 1996 issue of The Linguist. "När snön faller i Stockholm, längtar jag just till lagunen med de långa båtarna som stakas fram i det grunda vattnet..." she writes. Read the rest...  
  Ensi Ukkola's article appeared in the January 1996 issue of The Linguist
Migrants try to cross the English Channel from France: “The border is too hard,” says Arthur Kwame, a 22-year-old from Ghana.“ I wish I had wings.”Kwame is one of a few hundred migrants in the French port of Calais who long to come to Britain just 26 miles (42km) across the English Channel. Most days, some will try to hide in lorries bound for the tunnel beneath it. Only a handful elude the British customs checks in France. Most trudge back to their camp, a wasteland strewn with plastic bags where they fight off the cold with fires and, in one case, a Union flag woolly hat. Read the rest...  
  Migrants in the French port of Calais think it will be better for them in Britain just 42 km awayr
Togo's President suffers an electoral setback: It is no mean feat for a ruling party to lose seats in an election boycotted by 14 opposition parties. Yet such is the depth of unhappiness with Faure Gnassingbé, the president of Togo, that his party’s majority shrank in parliamentary elections on December 20th, even though almost no one was standing against it. Mr Gnassingbé, who has run the country since 2005 following the death of his father (who had been in charge for 38 years) wants to be allowed to run again in 2020. Under pressure to stand down, he proposed a constitutional amendment that would limit presidents to only two terms, but insisted that the count should only start at the next election. That could allow him to remain in power until 2030. >>>  
  Faure wants a third term in office that could allow him remain in power until 2030
From our Union Archives: First, GUSS had a quarterly newsletter called The Ghanaian Conscience that started in the late 1980s. It changed its name to The Linguist (Okyeame). This was issued until 2005 when it was discontinued due to lack of contributors. In 2006, under the presidentship of Micah Kissi, the union inaugurated its website. This meant that it was no longer necessary to issue a newsletter as a website did the work better. For some 15 years, the union run a very successful and appreciated newletter that was distributed for free. The issues of the newsletters have been collected in files as a legacy of the union. In the coming days, we shall dig into this archive and present some of the items we had in those newsletters. First out is the article we wrote on the 25th wedding anniversary celebration of Mr and Mrs Ablorh, both founding members of the union. The article appeared on page 9 of the January 1996 edition of The Linguist. Click here to read it...  
  The article on the Ablorhs' anniversary appeared in The Linguist of January 1996
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Swedish politics - Sverigedemokraterna, Socialdemokraterna gain in latest polls...
Jihadism in Burkina Faso can spread to neighbouring countries...
Monday, 7th January, is a public holiday in Ghana...
British police assisting in investigations into girls attacked in Ghana...
Ärkebiskopen bojkottar Akademien...
An evening in memory of Suberu...
Klart för ny tv-avgift efter nyår...
Ghana - biometric passport forms available free online...
Foreign nationals allowed into armed forces without having lived in the UK...
From our Union Archives
The Ablorhs reach a milestone - January 1996...
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In loving memory of
Suberu Salam
Homowo celebration in Stockholm, September 2017
Memories from
GUSS grill 2017
Randy tells his story to Ghanaians in Stockholm
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Ghana Embassy in Denmark
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