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GUSS General Meeting
Date:
Sunday, Nov 29th
Place:
Sensus, Medborgaplatsen
Time:
1600 hours
Agenda:
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Exchange Rates
Monday, November 23rd
Daily Interbank FX Rates
Currency Buying(¢) Selling(¢)
USD
5.7101
5.7159
Sterling
7.5865
7.5941
Euro
6.7700
6.7762
SEK
0.6632
0.6636
Naira 66.8650 67.2151
Yuan/Ren 0.8695 0.8702
Source: Bank of Ghana
Daily Interbank FX Rates
 
Swedish FX Bank Rates
Currency
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USD
9.2728
7.9257
Sterling
12.2208
10.4243
Euro
10.8942
9.5231
Yuan/Ren
1.4198
1.1710
Source: Forex Bank, Sweden
700 000 sålda munskydd på en vecka: De skärpta restriktionerna har fått försäljningen av munskydd att öka dramatiskt. Förra veckan sålde Apotea ca 700 000 munskydd, rapporterar TT. -Det är inte riktigt en tiodubbling, men inte långt ifrån, säger nätapotekets vd Pär Svärdson. Även statliga Apoteket har noterat en dramatisk ökning i försäljningen. Under perioden 1-23 november ökade försäljningen med 139 procent jämfört med samma period i oktober. Hittills i år har Apoteket sålt nära fem miljoner munskydd. (Svt text November 25, 2020)
Latest figures from Ghana for the past 24 hours: 323 deaths since the beginning of the crisis, 51,184 confirmed cases, 832 active cases and 90 new cases.
     
Coronaläget i Sverige - 61 nya dödsfall - totalt 6 225: 61 nya dödsfall har rapporterats in i
Sverige sedan i fredags. Därmed har totalt 6 225 personer avlidit i landet efter att ha smittats av covid-19. 192 439 personer har bekräftats vara smittade med covid-19 i Sverige. Det är en ökning med 15 084 fall sedan fredagens notering. -Antalet fall fortsätter att öka. Vi är fortfarande inne i en allvarlig situation, säger Anders Tegnell. 167 personer får just nu intensivvård med anledning av covid-19, vilket är 30 fler fall jämfört med i fredags. (Svt text November 17, 2020) The latest figures for Ghana show 323 deaths since the beginning of the crisis, 50,376 confirmed cases, 1,427 active cases and 172 new cases over the past 24 hours.
     
Ghana Union in Stockholm remembers J. J. Rawlings
When Rawlings visited Stockholm: The year was 1986. Rawlings was still the popular and charismatic military leader in Ghana. This picture was taken when he visited Stockholm that year and met with the Ghanaians then resident in the city. Many of them welcomed him and took pictures with him. Even though there were no selfies at the time, many individuals managed to take pictures with him alone. May he rest in perfect peace.
     
Sverige möts: Direkt: Pandemin har slagit till med full kraft igen mot Sverige - tvärtemot vad Folkhälsomyndigheten trodde. Har den svenska corona-strategin misslyckats? Har tusentals människor dött i onödan? Kan vi lita på Folkhälsomyndigheten? Direktsänd debatt från SVT Göteborg. Medverkande: Magnus Gisslén, överläkare Östra sjukhuset i Göteborg, Tom Britton, matematiker, Jan Lötvall, professor, Sofia Olsson, 28, som blev svårt sjuk i Covid-19 och artister och krögare som riskerar konkurs på grund av restriktionerna. (Svt text November 11, 2020)
     
Ghanaians in Sweden say bye to Ambassador: In a Zoom meeting on Saturday, November 7th, Ghanaians resident in Sweden said farewell to Mrs Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, Ghana's ambassador to Denmark with accreditation to Finland, Iceland and Sweden. The ambassador has ended her tour of duty and was being recalled to Ghana. The ambassador, joining the meeting from her base in Köpenhamn, gave a brief account of her period in the Scandinavia and highlighted her achievements here. She invited those who can make it to come to Ghana to vote in the coming elections due to take place on December 7th. Individuals representing associations across the country gave their farewell speeches with some of them describing the ambassador as the best ambassador that ever came to Denmark. They also mentioned her achievements chief among which was the mobile consular services that were conducted in a number of cities in Sweden. The meeting was organised by the Ghana National Council of Sweden and was moderated by Joe Etbon who is the interim chairman of the new organisation. More than 70 individuals took part in the meeting. It is not known when the ambassador will depart for Ghana. Read Turkson's open letter to the outgoing ambassador (pdf)...
     
Asylboenden stängs i hela landet: Migrationsverket organiserar om sin verksamhet. Istället för att ha asyl boenden i mängder av kommuner så ska flyktingarna koncentreras till fem platser i landet. Verket har 13 000 asylsökanden i sina boenden, det lägsta antalet på mer än 20 år. Man vill nu ha alla sökanen nära de fem städer där asylärenden prövas, det vill säga Boden, Uppsala, Stockholm, Göteborg och Malmö. I till exempel Östergötland är det nu närmare 500 flyktingar som måste flytta från sina lägenheter i Valdemarsvik, Finspång och Norrköping.(SVT texttv, October 30th)
     
Drygt 5 000 fall sedan i fredags: Svenska dödssiffran räknas ner med 15 fall. Totalt har 5918 personer nu dött efter att ha smittats av covid-19 i Sverige. 115 785 personer har bekräftats smittade av covid-19, vilket är en ökning med 5 191 fall sedan i fredags. 2 683 personer får eller har fått intensivvård sedan pandemins början. 56 personer får i dag intensivvård i Sverige. Sedan den 14 september rapporterar FHM coronasiffror fyra gånger per vecka, tisdag till fredag. (SVT texttv, October 27th)
     
Are Ethiopian Jews "real" Jews?: Ethiopian Jews claim their ancestors belonged to the lost tribe of Dan, which dispersed when the ancient kingdom of Israel fell, over 2,700 years ago. But, largely isolated, their practices differ from those of mainstream Jews. The Falash Mura have another problem: Israel’s high court long ago ruled that Jews who converted to another religion, and their descendants, are not eligible under the law of return. The government does not consider the group fully Jewish. Read the rest...  
  Ethiopian Jews have been isolated for so long that their practices differ from those of mainstream Jews
     
GUSS decides on a variety of issues: The Ghana Union in Stockholm, meeting at its general monthly meeting at the weekend, decided on measures to improve the union's website and give it a more professional look. The union also continued its look at the consitution to understand it towards a future review. Two new members were introduced. The meeting, which was not carried on Zoom, was well attended. The spacious halls of SENSUS at Medborgahuset provided ample space for social distancing.  
  A cross-section of members at the month's general meeting. Social distancing was fully observed
     
     
     
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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...
 
Opinion/Features
Open letter to outgoing Ambassador by Anthony Turkson...
 
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Sanle Akolor laid to rest; March 2018...
 
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