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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).
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.
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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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