According to the Swiss Federal Migration Office, there were over 61,000 Africans living in Switzerland in 2013, from more than 50 nationalities of origin, speaking several languages including English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic, in addition to indigenious African languages like Hausa, Swahili, Bambara, Wollof etc, Africans number 60,658 - slightly less than 3.5% of the foreign resident population. The most heavily-represented countries are Eritrea (8,377), Morocco (7,270), Tunisia (6,489), Democratic Republic of Congo (4,707) and Cameroon (4,068).
Swiss African forum was found in 2003 as an umbrella organisation for the interest of African living in Switzerland.
Our project is driven by the challenge that beyond statements and symbolic gestures, the strongest assurance today would be a dramatic reversal, which would replace the continuing alienation and distancing people from Africa by establishing actual understanding of ideas, institutions and initiatives at all possible levels between the elements of culture, ideas and social classes of people.
New Africans interviews Issa Abdullahi on the current situation with immigrants coming to Europe through Libya
Issa Abdullahi talks about the Swiss African Forum Cultural Festival in 2018
The Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day) held in BASEL by the Kenya Swiss Connection(KSC) and Kenya Swiss United (KSU). Invited guests included leaders of various associations in Switzerland and neighbouring countries among whome where: African Women in Europe (AWE), Swiss African Forum (SAF), Wakenya in Switzerland Association (WISA), Kikwetu, Kenya Swiss Diaspora Welfare (KSDW), Pamojakwaumoja, Bantu Community and Nafumanyane diaspora from Germany. Thank you so much and God bless you all.🙏🏿