Detailed coverage of launching of Oodua Progressives Union (OPU) in Sweden

The launching of the Oodua Progressives Union (OPU) platform in Scandinavia where the Yoruba in diaspora can meet to offer support for one another, defend the cultural heritage and strengthening the common interest of the Yoruba race took place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 29th November 2014.OPU was formed in Sweden in order to uphold the fundamental ideals of the Yoruba founding fathers and rejuvenate the spirit and consciousness of the people to form a united front in order to guarantee the future of Yorubas within the Nigeria socio-political circle and keep the heritage alive in Scandinavia. “Detailed coverage of launching of Oodua Progressives Union (OPU) in Sweden”

Infrastructure: A catalyst to economic and social development ||NABA Summit 2014

Five years ago I lived on a small island of Pemba outside Tanzania. When I first arrived at our little town Wete, we only had electricity every other day and the electricity was fuelled by an old diesel generator. When the island got connected to the main grid, it was quite a shift. Suddenly the fishermen could store their catch in freezers, an internet-café popped up and in short, the framework for business shifted dramatically. “Infrastructure: A catalyst to economic and social development ||NABA Summit 2014”

20 years of democracy || South African living in Sweden out for party this weekend

South Africa’s fledgeling democracy turns 20 years old soon. The South Africa Society in Sweden brings you this celebration in honour of the opportunities that democracy brings. The event will be held in Stockholm but we look forward to celebrations in different forms hopefully in other parts of Sweden. “20 years of democracy || South African living in Sweden out for party this weekend”

WHEN GOTHENBURG STOOD STILL FOR CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE

The annual Gothenburg International Film Festival usually attracts films across the globe. Not only that, seminars, arts and many other creative activities are included in the film festival. However of particular interest in 2014 was the invitation to a seminar of the celebrated African writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Jannike Åhlund a Swedish journalist and film critics. “WHEN GOTHENBURG STOOD STILL FOR CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE”

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: “People are my inspiration”

She tells the story of Africa as it should be told! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah was invited by Gothenburg International Film Festival as a guest speaker in a seminar.  Kenneth Fagbe and Gloria Matuka interviewed her to know what she feels about Scandinavia audience, African in diaspora, feminism…history “CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: “People are my inspiration””