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Sweden finances Nasarawa State’s waste management project

Sweden finances Nasarawa State’s waste management project

The Government of Sweden has approved financing support to the Karu Waste Management Project in Nasarawa State. The proposed project aims to reduce the amount of waste for land filling and dumping within Karu by recovering and converting them to recyclable materials for useful products.

Sweden jails IS mother for jeopardising son’s life

Sweden jails IS mother for jeopardising son’s life

A Swedish woman who joined the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for taking her young son with her, the first time Sweden has convicted an IS woman. The 31-year-old woman, who arrived in Syria via Turkey in mid 2014, was convicted of “arbitrary conduct with a […]

Sweden convicts woman for abducting own son

Sweden convicts woman for abducting own son

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a woman to three years in prison for abducting her son and taking him to an area in Syria controlled by the Islamic State terrorist movement. The Swedish-born Palestinian woman, 31, left the southern Swedish city of Landskrona in August 2014 with her son, then roughly 2. The boy’s […]

Swedish mother suspected of keeping son captive for 28 years released

Swedish mother suspected of keeping son captive for 28 years released

Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they had released a woman suspected of holding her own son captive in their apartment for decades, but that the investigation was continuing. The woman, who is 70, was arrested this week with police saying her now 41-year-old son had been “locked up for a very long time” in an apartment […]

Sweden mother arrested for holding son captive for decades

Sweden mother arrested for holding son captive for decades

A woman in Sweden suspected of holding her son captive inside their apartment for decades has been arrested, police said on Tuesday, with reports claiming the man was found undernourished with infected sores on his body and almost no teeth. Stockholm police spokesman Ola Osterling told AFP the man had been “locked up for a […]

Prostitution legal in Sweden, but illegal to be a prostitute’s customer

Prostitution legal in Sweden, but illegal to be a prostitute’s customer

The laws on prostitution in Sweden make it illegal to buy sex, but not to sell the use of one’s own body for such services. Procuring and operating a brothel remain illegal. The criminalisation of the purchase of sex, but not the selling of one’s own body for sex, was unique when first enacted in […]

UEFA Nations League: Chasing a century, Ronaldo hints at return against Sweden

UEFA Nations League: Chasing a century, Ronaldo hints at return against Sweden

Portuguese media and fans were on Monday anticipating Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th international goal after the attacker hinted on social media that he was fit to return to face Sweden. Ronaldo missed the opening game of his country’s Nations League defence against Croatia with a toe infection, but posted “happy to be back” on Instragram on […]

Moment of Mbappe brilliance gives France victory in Sweden

Moment of Mbappe brilliance gives France victory in Sweden

Kylian Mbappe scored with France’s only shot on goal on Saturday in Solna to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over Sweden in the opening round of matches in the Nations League. Mbappe picked up the ball wide of the goal in the 41st minute, squeezed past two defenders, waited for goalkeeper Robin Olsen […]

Riots in Sweden over burning of Quran by activists

Riots in Sweden over burning of Quran by activists

Far-right activists burned a Quran in Southern Swedish city of Malmo, sparking riots and unrest after more than 300 people gathered to protest, police said Saturday. Protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres on Friday, authorities said, hours after an anti-Muslim Danish politician was blocked from attending a Koran-burning rally nearby. The violence in […]

Coronavirus fallout sends Sweden’s unemployment to highest since 1998

Coronavirus fallout sends Sweden’s unemployment to highest since 1998

The Swedish unemployment rate jumped to its highest level since 1998 in June, at nearly 10 percent, due to the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus, Statistics Sweden said Thursday. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate among 16 to 64-year-olds, the statistics agency’s longest-running series, reached 9.4 percent last month, surpassing the nine per cent peak in […]

In Sweden, female priests now outnumber male ones

In Sweden, female priests now outnumber male ones

For the first time in history, Swedish female priests outnumber their male counterparts, sixty years after they were first allowed to don the clerical collar, the Church of Sweden said Wednesday. Of the 3,060 priests currently serving in Sweden, 1,533 are female, or 50.1 percent, according to Cristina Grenholm, secretary for the Church of Sweden. […]

Sweden lashes out at WHO over coronavirus listing

Sweden lashes out at WHO over coronavirus listing

A row erupted on Friday between Sweden and the World Health Organisation (WHO), with the Scandinavian country calling the UN body’s move to include it on a list of countries facing a coronavirus resurgence a “total mistake”. The WHO had committed a “total misinterpretation” of Swedish data, said Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, whose country has […]

Sweden puts former envoy on trial over China dissident negotiations

Sweden puts former envoy on trial over China dissident negotiations

Sweden’s former ambassador to China went on trial in Stockholm on Friday accused of overstepping her mandate and risking national security by trying to negotiate the release of a dissident. Anna Lindstedt faces up to two years in prison if she is convicted of brokering an unauthorised meeting in January last year when she was […]

Sweden coronavirus deaths pass 4,000 ― Health authorities

Sweden coronavirus deaths pass 4,000 ― Health authorities

Sweden, which has gained international attention for its softer approach to the coronavirus than many of its European neighbours, said on Monday its number of deaths passed the 4,000 mark. The Public Health Agency said it had recorded 4,029 deaths and 33,843 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country of some 10.3 million […]

Sweden reports over 3,000 coronavirus deaths

Sweden reports over 3,000 coronavirus deaths

Sweden on Thursday reported more than 3,000 coronavirus deaths, after gaining international attention for imposing softer lockdown measures than many of its hard-hit European neighbours. The Public Health Agency of Sweden said it had recorded 3,040 deaths and 24,623 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country of some 10.3 million inhabitants. But officials […]