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Yorubas celebrated 10 years anniversary in Sweden

november 13-2014 | Skandik Afrik | Culture

The ten years anniversary celebration of the Yoruba Union in Gothenburg was held on 25th October 2014. An occasion to mark the co-existence of the Yoruba Union in the western part of Sweden (Västra Götaland). There were about 3951 Nigerian born living in Sweden according to the central Statistic Sweden in 2013 (Statistiska Centralbyrån) out of which a great number of them are Yorubas that settle in the western region of Sweden

 

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Do you know the most important two phone lines in Sweden?

november 04-2014 | Skandik Afrik | News

In case of an emergency in Sweden, the number to call is 112 and the number to call for health care advice is 1177. These are two important numbers that everyone in Sweden should know. Broadly, speaking 112 is used in case of an emergency while any other questions concerning healthcare and health is directed to 1177. When calling 1177, the call is directed to a nurse that answers questions and gives advice concerning health and assists in directing the caller to the right health care department for further help.

 

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Ugandans in diaspora to launch UNDII and celebrate Independence in Gothenburg

november 03-2014 | Skandik Afrik | People and Events

The Uganda association in Gothenburg (UAIG) in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Denmark will launch Uganda Nordic Diaspora Investment Initiative (UNDII). This function will bring together more than 200 Ugandans from the Nordic countries, experts business leaders and representatives from Uganda Parliament will be there to give up to date information on the vast potential for investment that Uganda offers to both domestic and international community.

 

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Fans want more of Seun Kuti in Gothenburg

november 02-2014 | Skandik Afrik | Music

The last time Seun Kuti was in the city of Gothenburg was in August 2009 at the Way Out West festival. The youngest son of legend Afrobeat founder, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was at the Stora Teatern with the original band member of Egypt 80 to entertain the fans of the Afrobeat movement.

 

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Iyanya- Mr Oreo

oktober 17-2014 | Skandik Afrik | Music

We have been offered hit songs involving all kind of food; with Dbanj throwing compliments like “My sweet potato” or “My sugar banana”. Then there´s Radio and Weasel throwing compliments like "You are the bread and the butter". The food sphere is old news and biscuits have taken over. Enjoy Iyanya´s Official Music Video-Mr Oreo Perhaps the brand should take in Iyanya as their brand ambassador, the crave for Oreo is high after watching this video!

 

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Sweden allocated additional $16 million to fight Ebola in West Africa

oktober 08-2014 | Skandik Afrik | News

Swedish Government allocated additional $16 million to curb the spread of Ebola disease in West Africa. The fund will primarily be given to UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO and WFR) according to SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) in a joint effort to fight the epidemic.

 

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African appointed as Swedish cabinet minister

oktober 04-2014 | Skandik Afrik | News

Sweden’s elected new Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has formed a new government which consists of 23 ministers out of which half of them are women. The Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Government Policy and his minister to the parliament. Apart from new faces in the ministerial list, the one that is of most interesting to the Afro-Swedish is the inclusion of Alice Bah Kuhnke as the Cultural Minister

 

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SONG OF THE WEEK

oktober 03-2014 | Skandik Afrik | Music

This weeks music video will be dedicated to the all so fierce Beyoncé with the song Grown Woman. Although the song is old, Skandik Afrik recently came over a live performance by Beyoncé at Chime For Change (2013). A remix that has an African influence to it.

 

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OFFENSIVE STEREOTYPES BY SVT FOR SCREENING OF “PARADISE: LOVE”

september 19-2014 | Skandik Afrik | Culture

The film Paradise: Love, a film directed by Austrian director Ulrich Seidl which was aired during prime time at 21 pm on 5th September by SVT (Swedish Television). The film depicts sex tourism in Kenya based on Teresa, an Austrian woman who travels on a charter flight to Kenya and Imbalance of power between her and the men she met was obvious.

 

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Latest from Africa: P-Square ft. US hottest rapper T.I in Ejeajo.

augusti 29-2014 | Skandik Afrik | Music

P-Square featuring US rapper T.I in Ejeajo. Video was directed by Clarence Peter and Jude `Engees` Okoye

 

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Seventh edition, out now!

The seventh edition of Skandik Afrik magazine, the magazine that promotes inter-relationship among the African communities living in Scandinavia.

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