Seminar/workshop: African immigrants and the German health care system

Seminar/workshop: African immigrants and the German health care system

As the saying goes “Health first …and all other things shall be added onto you”. You are invited by the Gesundheitsbehörde Hamburg, MIMI Project Hamburg and The EuroAfricaCentral Network to the Joint Health Seminar/Workshop for Africans in Germany coming up on the 6th of March, 2010.

Entry is FREE and strictly on registration + invitation!


Through the eyes of 5 black women in Oslo +Happy birthday Mommy!

QUEENDOM offers spectacular live performances with a conscious and positive message. Through energetic music, slam-poetry and strong vocal harmonies, this performing arts collective aims at entertaining audiences in a humorous and intelligent way. Queendom has developed a unique sound based on their musical heritage – from blues and soul, to highlife, soukouss, reggae, hip-hop and slam poetry. Welcome to the new face of Scandinavia – welcome to QUEENDOM.


Queendom is based in Oslo, Norway, and draws on the talent and experience of five performing artists with backgrounds from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Trinidad and Gambia. Queendom was established in 1999, and as an all black, all female performing arts collective, it is still unique in Norway. The members are professional actors, journalists, singers and songwriters.


Queendom aims to create both socially aware and entertaining performances. Presenting original material, they touch on themes relevant to their everyday lives, such as racism, identity, women’s issues – as well as universal issues of friendship and love. Queendom is both thought-provoking and fun! Using political satire as their trademark, the group has succeeded in creating public debate and making audiences both think, feel and dance – truly a mind, soul and body experience.


Queendom came to the attention of the Norwegian public in 1999 after the premiere of the cabaret ‘Queendom On The Rocks- the world seen through the eyes of five Black women’.

Since then Queendom has produced another two comedy shows, a satirical book, a TV mini-series and continues to compose new, inspiring music.

In 2007 they launched ‘Queendom in concert’ at the Oslo World Music Festival, featuring the respected and versatile South- African guitarist Louis Mhlanga.


Queendom now tours and performs extensively as a popular world music band, around Norway and abroad.

They have performed at numerous events hosted by commercial companies, festivals, state institutions and NGO’s.

Audiences include several Nobel Peace Prize laureates, ministers and members of the Norwegian royal family – as well as ordinary people of all ethnic backgrounds.



How to get in touch:


Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you!

me and mommy and kennedy center

African Diaspora event in Madrid, Spain

March 6, 2010

Provisional Program

16:00 Registration, coffee, music

16:30-16:45 Welcoming words

Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Equal
Comunidad de Madrid
City Goverment Madrid
African Union
Egyptian Embassy
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
Embassy of South Africa
Pan Africanist Federation

16:45-17:00 Introduction and presentation – Ms Catherine Mikwe Ndong
Former councilor and immigration cooperation and volunteerism in Excel. City of Getafe, pta Hispanic African Association for Human Development, founder of the party of diversity and responsible citizenship and political participation area woman Pan Africanist Federation of Spain.

17:00-17:15 message of the Honorable Winnie Mandela and the people of Haiti

17:15-17:20 Masterly Conference:
Of meaning, impact, contribution and exploits of Winnie Mandela and women’s league of the ANC in the defeat of apartheid in our lives today.

D. Marcelino Bondjale Oko
Bachelor UNED teaching by leading association Maleva Guinean culture, historical HR activist, coordinator of the council responsible for education Guineans and Pan-Africanist Federation of Spain

17:20-17:30 pm Musica GOSPEL-Senegalese percussion to honor the victims of the earthquake in the Republic of Haiti

17:30-18:00 Laudatio of prema AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES

18.00-20:00 H Roundtable and discussion with award-winning 2010
Strategies to educate the leadership, empowerment, responsibility more and strengthening the black community since the foundation afroeuropea.

Moderator: Mrs Sese Sité Sociology and comunitty activist

20:00-20:15 Closing
20:15 -21: 00 Reception

WHERE: Egyptian Culture Institute in Madrid
Francisco de Asis mendes No 1 Metro Santiago Bernabeu Madrid near Paseo de la Habana

Equatorial Guinea MALEVA Cultural Association – FIMMA Spain International Federation of African women and AfroEuropeas diversity – Ndiolofene Senegalese Association-Ministry of Culture-Association-Party immigrant women of various green-wave radio Voice of Africa

Information and translation courtesy of Federación Panafricanista

Sarah Wamala, BSc, MSc, PhD, is the Director-General of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health

Dr. Sarah Wamala, is the Director-General of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health since 1st November 2008.

Public health is as important as economics for development and should be given the priority it deserves!

Prior to this appointment she worked as the Head of Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Stockholm County Council and as associate professor in community medicine at Karolinska Institute.

Listen to an interview with Dr. Sarah Wamala on Swedish Radio below.


Dr. Sarah Wamala has a PhD in medicine with focus on public health sciences from Karolinska Institute and is trained in economics, public health and epidemiology at various universities including Makerere University (Uganda), Stockholm University (Sweden), and Karolinska Institute (Sweden), Tufts University (USA) and Cambridge School of Public Health (UK).

Dr. Sarah Wamala has written extensively both scientific articles in international scientific journals and debate articles in daily news papers on wider determinants of health and relevance of preventive strategies and interventions that promote health, save lives and save money.

Dr. Sarah Wamala (together with Dr. Ichiro Kawachi at Harvard School of Public Health) is among the first to edit a text book on globalization and health (by Oxford University Press, New York), including a critical analysis of the benefits and shortfalls of globalization for health.

Get with the program and learn a foreign language for free! Multilingual works.

Hejsan from Stockholm!

I’m often asked what’s it like to live in a foreign country since I’m from the USA and have lived in England, Belgium and am currently in Sweden. Well living in London was easy once I got used to looking the other way before crossing the street.

Belgium was more of a challenge even though I had studied French. I never learned Flemish except for some translations of street signs. I’m still learning Swedish after being here since the Fall of 2006. It’s a continuous process especially since I can’t seem to take formal courses consistently. And now I’ve enrolled in Arabic. I need the challenge and I am left handed so learning a language that is written from left to right is appealing.

But I am having trouble getting my head around this new language! It’s a challenge indeed. So I reached out for help and a very kind person in my network helped me out. He told me about a free interactive tool for learning languages and want to share it with you. It’s called Live Mocha.

Here’s more good news! If at least three of you sign up for a free course via my link (you can take as many courses as you want. For example I am using Live Mocha to maintain my French, improve my Swedish and as a support for the Arabic course I am taking) we will all get a free Travel Crash Course (regular price $9.95) in the language of your choice!

The Travel Crash Course is available for English, Portuguese, Mandarin and Spanish speakers learning English, Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, German and French.

Here’s my link:


Diplomats join the ranks of speakers at the 2010 EU World Diversity Leadership Summit


The WDLS-EU Team proudly announces the participation and contribution of high ranking diplomatic representatives among the 67 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010.

Visit for a full agenda, speakers and registration.

Join us to share Diversity strategies from the perspectives of :

William C Eacho U.S. Ambassador to Austria

John Barret Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organisations in Vienna

Simon Smith Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations Organisations in Vienna

Visit for a full agenda, speakers and registration.

Visit our website to check out our agenda and speakers line up updates.

WDLS-EU Early Birds Special extended to March 5th 2010:

Responding to the ongoing financial crises the WDLS-EU team is glad to inform that our “Special Offer for Early Birds” has been extended to March 5th 2010 – Register today, join our early birds and benefit from our special offer.

Registration available online under:

Beatrice Achaleke
Your WDLS-EU Conference Manager
For any questions DO NOT HESITATE to contact us! The WDLS-EU Team would always be pleased to assist you!

Contact: e-mail:

Phone number: +43 699 119 691 15

France sent Vanessa James to represent them on the ice at the Vancouver Olympics

Vanessa James is a French-British figure skater who has competed internationally as both a single skater and pair skater. She has competed internationally for Great Britain as a single skater and for France as a pair skater.

James originally competed domestically in the United States and internationally for Great Britain as a single skater. She is the 2006 British national champion and 2007 national silver medalist. She switched to pair skating in 2007 and teamed up with Yannick Bonheur to compete for France. They are the 2010 French national champions.

James was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Bermuda until age 10 when her family moved to Virginia. Her father is from Bermuda, which enabled James to hold British citizenship and to compete for Britain. While competing in singles, she lived and trained in the United States. She moved to France in 2007 to train with Bonheur.

James teamed up with French skater Yannick Bonheur and began competing internationally with him in 2008. They made their Grand Prix debut at the 2008 Trophee Eric Bompard, where they placed 7th. They placed 10th at the 2009 European Figure Skating Championships and 12th at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. In the 2009-2010 season, they placed 6th at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, 8th at the 2009 Cup of China, and 8th at the 2009 Trophee Eric Bompard. At the 2010 French Figure Skating Championships, they placed second in the short program and won the free skating to win the title overall.