Dear friends, Network for Africans Unity in Sweden invites members, friends and well wishers to come to Sollentuna for a “Grand Two Years Dance” as we celebrate ending the 2009 and welcoming the 2010 together.
It’s another occasion for you to meet new and old friends, compare notes in an informal social, joyful night, make new resolutions and get inspired to take on challenges in 2010. Do not miss a free glass of champagne at 00.00 (24.00).
The Network for Africans Unity wishes to take this opportunity to reassure you of our commitment to unite Africans in Sweden, promote African culture and image for better integration in Sweden`s multicultural society.
MARKING THE 47TH UGANDA’S INDEPENDENCE
THE 10TH MAMA AFRICA CULTURAL CLUB ANNIVERSARY
MAMA AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT & SELF-MANAGEMENT
A MASSIVE THREE DAYS OCTOBER CULTURAL EVENT SHOWCASING
HEAVY WEIGHTS FROM EAST AFRICA LIVE ON STAGE
Dr. JOSE CHAMELEONE
Hits Jamila, Mama Mia, Befuula, Ba Yuda & Nkwagala Nnyo,..
PHINA MUGERWA (Africa’s SHAKIRA)
FUNDUKULULU DANCE & TOP HIT BAMPASUDDE, etc
MUKO MUKO, m m
Special guests and more LOCAL & EU ARTISTS to be announced soon!
Best Deejays & MCs will steer U through the Nights
Sound crew Dj Mike J.I.B Patrick Missdj Dr.Mukasa
AFRO-CARIB NIGHT THURSDAY 08TH @ H62
Hornsgatan 62 T-bana MARIATORGET
INDEPENDENCE DAY FRIDAY 09TH @ BROMMA SALEN Gustavslundsvägen 168 T-bana ALVIK
ENTRY 250kr DOORS OPEN @ 20.00hrs – LATE
20YRS – ID A MUST
HEARTBEAT OF AFRICA SATURDAY 10TH @ CALLISTI BAR
CLUB NILE – CITY (BRUNKEBERGSTORG)
Malmtorgsgatan 5 T-bana CENTRALEN
Buy tickets in advance @ Taj Mahal Kamakargatan 40, Callisti bar Club Nile Malmtorgsg. 5, Mama Africa H62 Mariatorget Price 250kr ONLY more at the Entry!
DRESS TO IMPRESS please: LADIES keep it SEXY & CLASSY & GUYS stay GQ & NO TRAINERS
THIS PROGRAM IS A ROADBLOCK
MAMA AFRICA CULTURAL CLUB 10th anniversary in Stockholm is being observed at the same time as the Ugandan Diasporas and associates mark the 47th year of Independence of Uganda. We are proud to celebrate this landmark achievement with our members and supporters as it represents our hard work in facilitating the promotion of our African cultures through entertainment in the Nordic region.
MAMA AFRICA pioneered the concept of promoting popular entertainers from the East African countries opening an avenue for other Afro-Nordic innovations in the entertainment sector and we are equally proud to have led the way for our supporters in both regions. We are determined to keep on developing and improving promotion standards as the regions moves to consolidate gains in social networking with the Diasporas to contribute to efforts targeting development of the home continent.
The celebrations marks also mamafricaclub planned revamp of loyalty program, which will include more benefits to members.
MAMA AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT
HAS PROUDLY PROMOTED
Dr. Jose Chameleone, Princess Juliana K, Ragga Dee, Flimpoman, H.E Ghetto President & The Fire Base Crew, Prestige, DJ Michael, Dr. Tee,
Princess Mpologoma, Meshach Semakula,
Haruna Mubiru “kitooke”, Juliana Marley, Dennis Rakla, Ronald, Mayinja, CALAS LINDAS(afroperu- dance), Abdu Mulaasi, Halima Namakula(No End ent), One Love Sound(Finland)The Amalula family, Lover Dee(Swe/Uga),Tanya Stephens, MissDJ
(Stockholm), The Ngoni(Uga), Mega Dee, Natural way(Swe Naija) Reggae Warriors(Swe)
Natty Silver, Dj Mike(Cameroon), Shagga Exodus sound, Chief Boima (Californian), Meastro Entertainment(Swe) prestige (Jam), Chagga(UGA) Dr.Mukasa(Swe/Uga) Sling shot(Swe) Folk I Rörelse Gekko(Swe), Crocodil crew(Swe) Pippo(Swe) Muggi B(Swe), Reggae Anders(Swe)
Daddy Boastin, Ashman Sound Killa Records(Swe), Big Joe(Swe) Rebellion The Recaller(Gambia/Germany), Studio One(Swe), Paddy Dee (RadioKYEYO-London), AfricaUnitez, Cure band(Swe), JamRock Records(Jam), The Young Vibes, and many more young up coming artists.
We thank all those who been supporting Mama Africa club godbless you all, And all our friends 4 life at LILLA MARIA MARIATORGET, MEDUSA BAR GAMLA STAN, H62 Hornsgatan 62 Mariatorget,
KÄRSBYSKOLAN NORSBORG, STOCKHOLM STAD.
FOR MORE INFO contact the CREW: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mamaafricaclub.se http://www.h62.nu http://www.callisti.se or tfn: 0762145100
SAY NO to Block “Negro” name
Where: gathering at Karlstad Station
When: Wednesday 23 September at. 11:00
Protest list: http://www.centrummotrasism.nu
In Karlstad there is a neighborhood called “Negro”. This name has been in place for nearly 150 years but now, the story has caught up with Karlstad and it is time that the name be changed to something that is not racist and that spares Sweden from international shame. On Wednesday, September 23rd, the City Planning in Karlstad Municipality will vote whether the name should be retained or not and the “Center Against Racism” and its member organizations are planning a demonstration in this connection.
During the period leading to the vote, four respondents had commented on the name change issue: National Land Survey, County Administrative Board of Värmland, Värmland’s Museum and Carl Urban Guild. All four institutions wish that the racist name be retained. You can read Lantmäteriets consultative opinion on http://www.cmr.nu. No African or Swedish anti-racist organizations have been asked what they think over the issue which reveals the institutional racism that has characterized the entire process.
Are you as shocked and upset that a region in today’s Sweden can have a clearly racist name and that Swedish authorities would like it to be retained? If so, go to http://www.centrummotrasism.nu and sign the petition.
You can also join the demonstration to be held in front of City Hall in Karlstad on Drottninggatan 32, at 12.00-14.00. We gather at Karlstad Railway Station at 11:00 and match jointly to the City Hall.
Coordinated travel to Karlstad will be held from Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm. Contact persons responsible for each place for details and more information. Since seats are limited, we urge anyone interested to try and get to Karlstad by either train, bus or car.
For more information:
Malmo: Momodu Jallow, equality for Afro-Swedes, email@example.com, tel 076-2072219
Gothenburg: Charles Buyondo, Unplugged forever, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 070-4921130
Stockholm: Kitimbwa Sabuni, Afro-Swedes’ federations, kitimbwa.sabuni @ afrosvenskarna.se, tel 073-6872684
See You There
Center against Racism
AT A GLANCE: MARK YOUR CALENDAR
# Friday 19th June: Mid Sumer “Party Go Round” at Märsta with DJ Jimmy: 18.00 until Sunrise.
# Friday 19th June: Vumbi Dekula and Sam Kasule at Lilla Wien: 21.00-1.00
# Friday 19th June: Mid-Summer Party at Red Line Disco presented by Club Soweto: 21.00-03.00 hrs
# Saturday 20th June: Vumbi Dekula and Sam Kasule at Lilla Wien: 21.00-1.00
# Saturday 20 June: African Summer Dance at Alvik’s Folkets Hus from: 19.00 hrs
# Wednesday 24th June: Pablo Machine and Crew at Red Line Disco: 21.00-3.00 hrs
# Saturday 27th June: Watoto Wacheze Beat by Albert Taabu at Kvarnhagsgatan 75: 12.00-Midnight
# Saturday 27th June: Pablo Machine and Crew at Norsborg Musikhuset: 21.00 hrs
# Saturday 4th July: “Caai wa Mwana” hosted by Ms Winnie Mukaru in Skarpnäck: 15.00 hrs
# Saturday 1st August: Grand Nyama Chom Party hosted by “Sound of Blackness” at Fittja Beach
NOTE: The schedule is subject to change without notice.
The Prayer meeting by Apostle Karanja of the Christ Harvesters Ministries that was scheduled for Sunday May 24th, has been postponed until further notice.
Speaking to KSB, Mr. Githuku wa Muirani, a leading personality who has been behind the planning of the visit, said that the postponement has been occasioned by Apostle Karanja’s difficulties in obtaining a visa to travel to Sweden.
Mr. Muirani said that a new date for the Prayers will be announced as soon as Apostle Karanja is ready to travel. The Apostle was scheduled to commune with Kenyans and friends at the former Bagarmossen Fellowship center.
Mr. Muirani regretted any inconveniences that may have been caused as a result of the abrupt postponement.
MAGIC SYSTEM has landed in Stockholm and the show on Thursday is now set. There are slight changes; Revelers who pay 300 kr entrance fee do not have to pay any extra cash for after Party. Fee for after Party has been reduced from 150kr to 100 kr.
CORRECTION: There was a typo on an SMS which went out Wednesday evening and which suggested that the fee is 3000 kr. Make it 300 kr! All are welcome!
You are all invited to a Pre-Wedding Nyama Choma Party for Mr. Moses Njenga and Miss Ann Wambui on Saturday 6th June 2009 at Fittja Beach from 14.00 Hrs. Info: Mberi 0704771098, Njenga 073443325 and Muirani 0709757066.
KSB wishes the young couple the best during this beautiful period of Pre-wedding preperations and hopes that the event will be yet another success following the last Nyam-Chom Party at Norsborg which was full of vigour and enthusiasm.
Mrs Nyambura Ngatia invites all Kenyans and friends alike to the welcoming ceremony (caai wa mwana) of Mackan and Linda’s baby who was born recently. The event will take place on Saturday, May 30th at Iduns Väg 4 in Norsborg from 15.00 hrs. All contacts are encouraged to treat this notice as an official invitation to the ceremony. Further information can be obtained through 0762104032; 0737643655 & 0736694039.
Through the rapidly growing tentacles of Sound of Blackness in the field of East African Entertainment, the re-known East African Superstar, Nameless will perform in Stockholm during the Madaraka Day celebrations. The live concert will take place at the Redline Disco at Sätra (Sätra Centrum) on Saturday, June 6th. Further information can be obtained at: soundofblackness.se.
The Ebook version of the book, ”Raila Odinga’s Stolen Presidency: Consequences and the Future of Kenya” will be launched next week in Stockholm. This means that the book will now be available for immediate download upon purchase while the electronic version will be three times cheaper than the hard copy.
The development of the “Ebook version” of the book is a direct result of both demand and technological possibilities in the digital age. The Ebook has been developed by “Mapambano Media Works” whose subsidiary, “Mapambano Distributors”, remains a key distributor of the book.
The Ebook will be easily navigable through an interconnection of links while it is presented in a user-friendly interface. No special software will be required to read the book which will be downloaded from a secure server.
A big advantage of the Ebook version is that the book will be readily available for download in Kenya where it has not yet been launched because of unfavorable circumstances. Details about the electronic version of the book will be communicated to the public next week through available Media channels.
In Scandinavia, the distribution of the book has been taken over by leading Swedish book distribution firms including Bokia, Adlibris, Bokus, Bokson, CDON, Bok.nu, Liberians and Bokfynd. The price of the book varies according to Company’s desired profitability. The book can also be ordered through any bookshop in Scandinavia and at designated bookshops around the world.
Among the distribution firms listed, and apart from Mapambano stores, only Bokus takes International orders and delivers to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland(inc. Åland), France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain (inc. Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Only Mapambano stores delivers the book anywhere in the world and at the cheapest price of 52 US Dollars (including postage by Registered mail). For further details on other Mapambano book offers, visit Mapambano stores.
Libris, the Swedish Library Cataloging system, has listed the book which is now available at both the Kings Library in Stockholm and Stockholm University Library. Contacts continue for the book to be available in Libraries across Sweden.
Violence and Politics in Kenya’s Uncivil Society
David Anderson: The African Studies Centre, Oxford University, UK
The post-electoral violence of January and February 2008 alerted the world to the fragility of Kenya’s transition to multi-party democracy. This lecture will survey the main events in Kenya’s politics since the settlement arbitrated by Kofi Annan, putting in place a ‘grand coalition’ government under Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga. It will be demonstrated that this has halted Kenya’s transition to democracy, replacing it with a system of competitive authoritarianism in which the ability to mobilize violence is the key determinant of political participation. The evolution of ‘gang culture’ will be described, including the most recent violence that has seen the police and apparently independent ‘community militias’ mount a systematic assault upon the criminal network known as Mungiki. The lecture will also consider the issues of extrajudicial killings, the rule of law, and the culture of impunity.
Venue: NAI, Kungsgatan 38, Uppsala
David Anderson is Professor in African Politics and Director of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. He researches and writes on the history and politics of eastern Africa. His publications include Histories of the Hanged: Britain’s Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire (2005), and Eroding the Commons (2002). He has recently completed a study of Violence and Politics in Kenya. His current projects include a collection of essays on Ethnic Claims and Moral Economies, to be published in 2010, and a study of the Cold War in Africa, planned for 2011. He is editor of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.
All interested are welcome.
Discussant: Shailja Patel, Kenyan poet, playwright, and political activist, and currently Guest Writer at the Nordic Africa Institute.
Chair: Knut Myhre, Research Fellow,The Nordic Africa Institute
Updates and upcoming events: http://www.nai.uu.se
Inquiries: Inga-Britt.Faris@nai.uu.se, 018 – 56 22 11, 018 – 56 22 00 (switch board)
Portions of information from Kenya indicate that Bantu Mwaura may have taken his own life. There is still no official information about what really happened.
By Standard Reporter
Police are investigating the death of a human rights activist and university lecturer Bantu Mwaura, whose body was found outside his gate at Sunlight estate in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area, on Monday morning.
Sources said that family members of Bantu, who was also a renowned thespian, director, poet and storyteller, had reported him missing on Friday. Bantu was a respected poet whose work in English, Kiswahili and Gikuyu has been published in several journals.
He had a PhD in Performance Studies from the New York University and a Masters in Theatre Studies from Leeds University (UK)