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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Published onsdag 30 augusti 2006 kl 12.41
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Hep Stars' drummer Christer Petterson, 2nd from right
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Sweden gets involved in trying to help end the conflicts and bloodshed tearing Somalia apart.

One of Sweden’s top government officials is out of a job, and the controversy surrounding him may further hurt the ruling party’s chances in the upcoming election.

Also in today’s program:  Dave Russell visits a Swedish-speaking community in Finland and discovers how two cultures manage to exist in harmony.

And we’ll close today’s program with the biggest selling Swedish band of the 1960’s, the Hep Stars.  The band’s drummer, Christer Petterson, has passed away.

Closing music:  ’Wedding’ – Hep Stars

With less than 3 weeks to the Swedish elections, the Prime Minister’s ”right hand man” has resigned after strong criticism earlier this week from a parliamentary ombudsman over his part in the government’s response to the Asian tsunami disaster.

Sweden has hosted a meeting of the International Contact Group on Somalia – trying to help end the internal conflicts and bloodshed – and permit the creation of a stable government in this plagued African nation:

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