Kenya: the rocky road to elections

In a remarkable, if coincidental, series of events across Kenya last weekend, nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabab militants, the internal security minister suddenly died, the main opposition leader was hospitalized with food poisoning, and the president appeared to accuse the judiciary of trying to delay general elections scheduled to take place in less […]

Child rights’ convention to become Swedish law

The Swedish government has decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law.   The government considers that the convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the […]

Africans score as Swedish premiership restarts

  The Swedish football premiership kicked back into full swing over the weekend after a short break with Africans scoring in two of the matches.   Eritrean hitman Henok Goitom, back from injury, restored AIK to a 1-1 parity in the 33rd minute of a 2-all draw at home against Ostersund. AIK now occupies the 5th place, just […]

DR Congo ebola outbreak over

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease […]