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Black History Month in Vancouver, Canada

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In recognition of two major global events, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students and faculty have launched a series aimed at the celebration, reflection and understanding of African heritage.
The Black History and Elimination of Racial Discrimination Series (BHERDS) will run events throughout February and March to mark Black History Month, and the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).
Events in the series include a Black (...)

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Canada: Minister Blaney Attends Africa Day

4 June 2013

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, recently participated in the Africa Day festivities in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
Attended by more than 400 people from government, the private sector, academia and other friends of Africa, this event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and its successor organization, the African Union.
In his address, Minister Blaney hailed the close, important (...)

British Columbia, Canada: Justus Mirembe of Uganda is New ACSCA President

by Gibril Koroma - 2 December 2012

Justus Mirembe, a native of Uganda, has recently been elected President of the African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA),the largest and most active African-Canadian association in the province of British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Patriotic Vanguard publisher Gibril Koroma, the young and energetic Justus (photo) outlines his vision for the association and for the African-Canadian community in BC at large.
Patriotic Vanguard: Thanks, Justus, for this interview. (...)

Winnipeg: Interview with SALNAM Vice-President

18 October 2012

In this interview Winnipeg-based Randolph Gorvie engages Sierra Leone Nationals Association Vice President Abu Bakarr (Biggie) Kamara on various issues. Interview was done by email.
Randolph Gorvie: Congratulations on your elevation as the Vice President of the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM). In my opinion, I’ll venture to say you were very effective as the former Secretary General of the organization, considering the fact that it is not always easy to run (...)

Germany: Barbie Lindsha Announces New Album

13 October 2012

By PV Arts and Culture Correspondent Lans Omar.
The wait will be over pretty soon. Sierra Leone’s Afro rap/pop & techno queen, Barbie Lindsha (photo), is almost done putting finishing touches on her debut album which is set for release in April 2013.
The 12-track album which is a fusion of Afro beat, pop and techno sound will feature some of the big names in the NEO-Salone music industry. In one of the hit singles, "YOURS FOREVER" that was released just few months ago, the (...)

Canada: Justin Trudeau Launches Leadership Bid

3 October 2012

Credit: cbc.ca
Liberal MP Justin Trudeau launched his Liberal Party leadership bid Tuesday, aiming to establish himself as a contender in his announcement speech by hitting out at rival parties over the economy and reaching out to youth, the middle class and Quebecers.
He officially made the announcement Tuesday night at a rally of hundreds of Liberal supporters in his home riding of Papineau — and in an online video posted to his personal website — after weeks of speculation. (...)

MP Grewal Eagerly Anticipates Implementation of CRTC Regulations

2 September 2012

Surrey – Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal, pictured, is eagerly anticipating the implementation of new CRTC regulations that will control the loudness of television commercials. The regulations, which take effect on Saturday, September 1st, were first proposed by Grewal in February 2011 as part of Bill C-621.
“I am pleased that my legislation brought the issue to the fore, generated debate across Canada, and produced action to address the issue,” said Grewal. (...)

Vancouver: Ghana-Canada Association Picnic

7 August 2012

GHANA-CANADA ASSOCIATION OF BC
Invites you, your family, and friends to its Annual Family Picnic & BBQ ON AUG 11or18,2012@ BEARCREEKPARK1375088TH Avenue,SURREY
1:00pm BRING EXTRA FOOD AND DRINKS TO SHARE;BRING YOUR AFRICAN
GAMES—OWARE,ETC
HIGHLIGHTS:AFRICAN GAMES,AMPE COMPETITION;CHILDREN WATER GAMES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
KING GEORGE HWY STN:BUSROUTE:BAY 0NE KING HWY 321 WHITE ROCK SOUTH:COME OFF AT 88TH AVE AND KING GEORGE HWY AND WALK ABOUT FIVE MINUTES. FOR FURTHER INFO, (...)

Former Fourah Bay College Research Assistant Bags PhD

23 July 2012

Commentary
By Sanpha Sesay, Texas.
The number of Sierra Leoneans bagging PhD degrees in North America is increasing. A greater number of Sierra Leonean immigrants in the continent continue to graduate with doctorate degrees across different disciplines in recent years.
According to research on statistical data of Sierra Leoneans academic accomplishment around the world, those in North America is believed to have surpassed all other Sierra Leoneans living in other regions of the world. (...)

Canada: MP Nina Grewal Announces $415,000 for Pathfinder Youth Center Society

24 May 2012

Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal has announced a $415,000 investment by the Government of Canada to help Surrey youth gain the skills they need to be competitive in the Canadian job market. The money will assist the Pathfinder Youth Centre Society conduct workshops and training to assist local young people acquire the skills needed to succeed in their job searches.
“This significant investment by the Government of Canada will enable Surrey youth facing employment barriers acquire (...)

IMF Lauds President Koroma

23 April 2012

By State House Communications Unit
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Representative has lauded the efforts of the government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for progress made so far in priority areas under the ‘Agenda for Change’.
Mrs. Malanga Kabedi M’buyi Mulango Tuesday 10th April, 2012 gave her mission’s shimmering acknowledgment to the government of Sierra Leone, during a courtesy call on President Koroma at State House, Freetown (photo). (...)

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EDITORIAL

Celebrating Dr.Cater G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month

By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD.* February this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian government’s official recognition of Black History Month in Canada and the 89th anniversary 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 (...)