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Monday, March 18th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
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5.2426
5.2374
Sterling
6.9213
6.9123
Euro
5.9410
5.9364
SEK
0.5660
0.5665
Naira 58.42 58.48
Source: Bank of Ghana
 
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From our archives - what the Swedish media said about Africa 25 years ago: Two major news items about Africa occupied the Swedish media 25 years ago this month. One was the build up to the first democratic elections in South Africa involving all the citizens of that country. It was widely covered with SVT reporting directly from the inauguration of Mandela as President. Sweden was one of the countries visited by Mandela on his thank you tour after his release. The other event was the catastrophe in Rwanda. This was also widely reported in the Swedish media. The Ghanaian Conscience carried a long article describing the Swedish media's reaction to both events. Read it all here...  
  Aftonbladet published a cartoon in which Nelson Mandela was seen crushing APARTHEID.
     

London patient becomes second adult to be cleared of HIV: A man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV after he received a bone marrow transplant from a virus-resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man’s previous HIV infection. “There is no virus there that we can measure. We can’t detect anything,” said Ravindra Gupta, a professor and HIV biologist who co-led a team of doctors treating the man. He described his patient as “functionally cured” and “in remission”, but cautioned: “It’s too early to say he’s cured.“ The man is being called “the London patient”, in part because his case is similar to the first known case of a functional cure of HIV, “the Berlin patient” – American Timothy Brown, who underwent similar treatment in Germany in 2007 which also cleared his HIV. He is still HIV-free.

     

There is economic equality in only six countries in the world, including Sweden: Ten years ago, no country in the world was judged as having achieved econimic equality. Today, six countries have done that, according to the World Bank in a new report. Sweden is one of the countries which gets full marks togheter with Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia and Luxembourg. The study looked at various factors including how it is for men and women to get to different places, what control the citizen has over his resources, working conditions, salaries and pensions, marriage conditions and the situation of children. The study covered 187 countries. On the same list that Sweden scores a perfect 100, Ghana comes in place 102 with a score of 75 - below Kenya, Togo and Côte d'Ivoire but above Nigeria which scores 68.75. Read the rest (in Swedish) and see the original report...

     
Ken Dechor to lead Ghana Union in Stockholm: The Ghana Union held its bi-annual elections to get new officers to run the union. Ken Dechor was elected as Union President. The new Secretary is Mohammed Jawad Halidu. All the posts were filled. The new president, on behalf of the executive, promised to steer the union in new directions and embark on a memebership drive. Joe Etbon observed the elections and declared them as free and fair. More info later...  
  The new executive of the Ghana Union in Stockholm. Absent from the picture are Mydase and Ladi
     
Migrationsverkets LMA-kort säljs illegalt – för 2 000 kronor styck: Migrationsverkets LMA-kort är enkla att förfalska och kan användas för att få lägre patientpriser inom vården eller billigare mediciner. Den illegala handeln är omfattande. ”Det är nog ingen som har svårt att få tag i ett LMA-kort”, säger gränspolischefen Patrik Engström. Id-handlingar säljs, hyrs ut och/eller förfalskas. De används sedan av personer som av olika skäl inte vill uppge sin riktiga identitet. Read more from Metro online...  
  False Migrationsverket's identity cards can be used for lower medical bills...
     
Validity of Ghanaian passports to be extended to 10 years: A statement dated February 6th, 2019 and signed by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mohammad Habibu Tijani, has instructed all Ghanaian foreign missions abroad to inform all concerned that "the government has decided to extend the validity of ordinary passport booklets issued to qualified Ghanaian applicants from five to ten years (5-10 years) with effect from 31st March, 2019." The statement, addressed to all heads of missions and consular officers, added that the processing fees for passports will remain the same until further notice.
     
Akolor - one year ago: Today, 9th February, marks the first year of the passing away of Sanle Akolor (SAY) a long term resident of Stockholm and member of the Ghana Union. Akolor came to Stockholm in the early 1970s, lived and worked here until he moved back permanently to Ghana in 2010 but made yearly visits to Stockholm where his children and grandchildren still live. Akolor was an active member of the Ghana Union, held several posts in the union and was instrumental in the revision of the union constitution. He lived throughout his many years here in Täby. A former officer in the Ghana Army, he was popularly called "Major" in his village in Ghana. Akolor was laid to rest in his hometown, Santrokofi, on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. See report here...  
  Sanle Akolor died in the early hours of February 9th, 2018, at home in Hohoe
     
     
     
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Sabuni lyfts fram som ny L-ledare...
From our Archives, July-October 1994...
U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Ghana...
Swede harmony - Löfven hangs on for now...
 
From our Union Archives
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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