|Written by Andy Collins|
|Monday, 04 May 2009 22:31|
Sweden has over 80 000* people from African descent and it is only right that they have a voice – this is the view of Massip Ikken, editor of the new Swedish magazine Fokus Afrika (Focus Africa).
Fokus Afrika launched in April 09 and is published five times per year. Fokus Afrika provides news, interviews and features on Africa.
Issue one contains an article on the trial of the kongo-lesiske rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, who is accused of war crimes in the International Criminal Court, ICC, in The Hague. It also contains unique material from Liberia, where Nilani Ljunggren Da Silva writes about girls struggle for education on equal terms, Angola Gate trial against French corrupt politicians and an exclusive interview with the blues band Tinariwen from Mali.
I found the article on Dawit Isaak particularly interesting, as I was still very vague as to the circumstances behind his current incarceration.
The magazine also includes the Regular Divisions economy, culture and Africa in brief. This is defiantly worth a read.
A subscription costs 260 SEK per year and single number can be purchased for 59 kronor each.
http://fokusafrika.se/ (under construction)
* Statistics Central Bureau