According to the Swiss Federal Migration Office, there are over 100,000 Africans and people of African origin living or working in Switzerland from more than 50 nationalities, 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, Morocco, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. This huge population is scattered all over the 26 cantons of the Swiss Confederation, mostly in major cities like Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Berne, Biel, etc.
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.
Bern International Food Festival - Is a series of vibrant food festival from Africa, Europe, Middle East and the American continent. . Organised by SAF in collaboration with other agencies, the 3-day event will be marked with various activites, music and games. Join us from the 22nd to the 24th Sept, 19:00.
The event will be at the Schtzenmatte 7, BERN