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New Alberta Premier Visits BC

2014-11-05 19:04:27

The foundations for a new working relationship were established Tuesday between the Premiers of Alberta and British Columbia.
Increasingly, B.C. and Alberta are the economic engine of Confederation - a role both Premier Prentice and I embrace,; said Premier Clark. We’re working together to ensure our provinces are able to make even greater economic and cultural contributions to Canada.
As neighbours with vibrant, diverse economies and a healthy resource sector, both Provinces are (...)

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Nigerian Immigrant Wins Award

19 January 2006

Daniel Igali, a Nigerian immigrant and professional wrestler, is among a number of graduates that have been nominated and granted accomplishment awards by Simon Fraser University’s alumni association. Daniel has represented Canada in many international competitions. He recently participated in the BC provincial election as a candidate of the province’s Liberal party.
At a gala event Feb. 21 at the Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver, SFU and the Alumni Association will celebrate (...)

Long Journey to Burnaby Mountain

15 January 2006

By Stuart Colcleugh.
Panther Kuol fled war-torn Sudan as a boy and spent 13 years in a Kenyan refugee camp before becoming an SFU student this fall through the World University Service of Canada student refugee program. Panther Kuol prefers not to dwell on his past. And that’s understandable, considering the almost inconceivable path he travelled before becoming an SFU undergraduate student this fall, sponsored by World University Service of Canada’s (WUSC) student refugee (...)

CSFDarfur in Partnership with Oxfam

by Gibril Koroma - 28 December 2005

CSFDarfur is officially working in partnership with Oxfam Canada. Robert Fox, Executive Director for Oxfam Canada, has said that Oxfam has set up a fund called the "Canadian Students Darfur Appeal".
For receipting purposes cheques or payments must be made payable to Oxfam Canada, while for tracking purposes the name Canadian Students Darfur Appeal must appear on the cheque or payment. Donations made over the phones must also designate the Canadian Students Darfur Appeal. All donations (...)

Darfur, a Priority for the Canadian Government

by Gibril Koroma - 13 November 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin has announced that his Special AdvisoryTeam will visit Sudan from November 11 to 20, 2005. The team, which consists of the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for Africa, Ambassador Robert Fowler, Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan, Senator Mobina Jaffer, and Senator Roméo Dallaire, was named earlier this year as part of an expanded contribution by Canada to support international efforts toward peace and stability in Sudan.
The purpose of (...)

Romeo Dallaire in Vancouver

16 October 2005

Surrounded by academics, activists and students, Canadian Senator and former Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire lent his name to a nationwide student campaign initiated by Simon Fraser University Students.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and provide real assistance to the people in Darfur, a region the United Nations has called ‘the world’s worst humanitarian disaster,” says Clement Apaak, founder of Canadian Students for Darfur and President of the Simon Fraser (...)

Canadian Company Secures Land in Kenya

by Gibril Koroma - 22 September 2005

Tiomin Resources Incorporated, a Canadian Company,recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of approximately 100 acres of land in proximity to the Central Dune area of the Kwale titanium project in Kenya necessary for the construction of the Gravity and Mineral Processing Plants.
The Mineral Processing Plant (MPP) will comprise the Feed Preparation Circuit, Rutile Dry Circuit and Zircon Wet/Dry Circuits and will be permanently established adjacent to the Wet Plant at the (...)

Handel Wright is Canadian Chair

11 September 2005

How do youth in Canada and the United States navigate issues of race, culture and national identity?
Handel Wright, a new UBC education professor, says incidents like the London bombings in July have made this question and others about race and cultural identity even more pressing.
“I believe similar questions related to multiculturalism and social cohesion are likely to be revived both here and in the United States,” says Wright.
Originally from Sierra Leone, Wright (...)

Izabobo: African Culture in Vancouver

9 September 2005

Despite contacts with Africa and Africans spanning decades, many Canadians still know little or nothing about the continent.Especially in British Columbia where the Nigerian playwright Comfort Ero resides. Her play, Izabobo, is coming up soon in Vancouver, Canada.It will,certainly, shed more light on this continent and remove some of the cobwebs of ignorance.Read more about IZabobo below.
In most African beliefs, life is characterized as a circle with certain marks that maintain its (...)

Canadian Students On Darfur Crisis

by Gibril Koroma - 1 August 2005

The genocide and horrendous suffering in Darfur, Sudan has pricked the conscience of Canadian students in British Columbia, Canada, as this article by Dan Pinese of the Peak newspaper, SFU, illustrates.
By Dan Pinese
Canadian Students for Darfur, an organisation started by Simon Fraser University students, is organising a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and promote possible solutions for the refugees of the ongoing situation in Darfur.
On July 30, 2005, representatives from all (...)

Strengthening African Democracy

10 July 2005

African leaders have recognized the critical role that governance plays in a country’s development. As a result, governance is a central feature of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The Canada Fund for Africa has responded by working with African and Canadian partners to develop a comprehensive governance program targeting parliamentary, local, and public sector institutions that will result in stronger and more transparent democracies that are better (...)

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EDITORIAL

Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)

OPINION

The Truth About Reporting Corruption

By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)