The African Prescence In Norway: 1600 TO 2000 C.E.


My friend Shola in Stockolm sent me this information about a fascinating project in Norway:

The project Africans in Norway is a historical project, which aims to document and present the history of the African presence in Norway during the period from 1600 to present. The project was initiated in response to the need to disseminate balanced information about the African Diaspora. The research work has three distinct, yet integrated outcomes; written material, exhibitions and a website.

Here’s the link to the website. Be sure and check it out!

More about Nyamko Sabuni

Nyamko Sabuni
Nyamko Sabuni – Photo: Johan Ödmann

In a tall, blond government, a small black woman like Nyamko Sabuni was always going to stand out.

It is, though, the former refugees outspoken views that have demanded attention in her adopted Sweden, where she wants a ban on the veil for under-15s and compulsory gynaecological checks for all schoolgirls to protect against genital mutilation masquerading as female circumcision.

Her views have led to death threats and round-the-clock protection in Europe’s most tolerant country.

Being appointed Minister for Integration and Equality in the right-wing Government provoked a petition signed by 50 Muslim organisations declaring that she breathed populism and Islamophobia.

Read the full story.

Source: David Charter in Stockholm of the The Times Online

Nyamko Ana Sabuni – First Black Minister in Sweden

Nyamko Sabuni
Nyamko Sabuni – Photo: Johan Ödmann

Nyamko Ana Sabuni (born 31 March 1969) is the Swedish Minister for Integration and Gender Equality. A member of the Liberal People’s Party, Sabuni has been a member of the Riksdag (Parliament) since 2002 and a member of the party board since 2004.

As an opposition politician, Sabuni proposed banning the veil for girls under the age of 15. She proposed that schoolgirls undergo compulsory medical examinations to check for evidence of genital mutilation. She denounced what she called the “honor culture” of some immigrant groups, proposed outlawing arranged marriages and called for an end to state funding of religious schools.


Sources: IHT, Wikipedia