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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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United States of Africa by 2017

by Gibril Koroma - 28 August 2010

For the first time in Canada, an international conference on the legendary Ghanaian leader Osagyefo (the Redeemer) Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was held at the Richmond campus of British Columbia’s Kwantlen University August 19-21.
As should be expected, the conference attracted world class Pan-Africanist scholars like Professsor Molefi Kete Asante of Temple University in the United States, Dr. Hakim Adi of Middlesex University, renowned scholar and poet Dr. Atukwei Okai (see video below), of (...)

SALNAM ships container to Sierra Leone

11 August 2010

By Abu Bakarr Kamara, Winnipeg.
The Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) with support from Canada Hope International wishes to announce the shipment of a 40 ft. container carrying a shipment of assortments of medical equipment and supplies, as a gift from the Sierra Leonean community in Manitoba, Canada to the Connaught and the Cottage Hospitals in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The total value of the shipment which arrives at the Queen Elizabeth Quay in Freetown on September (...)

Winnipeg: Peter Koroma, new APC chairman

by Lans Omar, PV Correspondent, Winnipeg - 18 July 2010

The interim chairman of the All People’s Congress (Canada Inc.) Peter Koroma, has been announced as the newly elected and substantive chairman of the just concluded APC general elections in Winnipeg, Western Canada.
Koroma (top photo) won the highest seat with 13 points and his opponent, Mohamed Taqi, emerged with 10 points.
Koroma’s running-mate, Samuel James-Decker, won the vice-president position with 16 points.
For the position of secretary general, Mark Mangay Turay was (...)

Yoruba Gala Night in BC, Canada

5 June 2010

Start Time: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 2:00am
Location: BOLLYWOOD BANQUET HALL , Surrey, British Columbia.
Photo: Aare Olawale Lewis Oladuntoye, President, Yoruba Association of BC.

"They took my home but they can’t take my future” – World Refugee Day 2010

4 June 2010

Press release For immediate release June 3, 2010 Vancouver, BC – Losing one’s home can mean losing one’s very identity. Every day, tens of millions of refugees are forced to give up their homes and work, to lose family, friends and culture, and to embark on a journey of grave uncertainty. In order to draw public attention to the challenges facing refugees worldwide, a number of local refugee-service organizations are marking World Refugee Day with a free, public (...)

Mallan Roberts, all-star High School footballer, Alberta

28 May 2010

By Abayomi Charles Roberts, a proud dad.
Mallan Roberts recently returned from a sport camp, with all the accolades any kin, pal or parent would be truly proud of. Close to his eighteenth birthday, Mallan is making all the waves in high school football.
Actually, as far as sport goes, anything Mallan touches turns to gold. He has the trophies, shields and medals to show for that. On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, The Edmonton Journal daily newspaper formally recognized Mallan at an (...)

PV talks to Jeff Geipel of Fair Trade Vancouver

22 May 2010

Vancouver, Canada, is the home away from home of the Patriotic Vanguard newspaper and there are a lot of things happening here that are of direct relevance and importance for Sierra Leone and the rest of Africa. One of these things is that Vancouver is now a Fair Trade town. We would let Jeff Geipel(top photo), Executive Director of Vancouver Fair Trade explain what that means and the relevance of it all for developing countries like Sierra Leone. Here we go:
Patriotic Vanguard: Please (...)

Vancouver is Fair Trade Town

7 May 2010

At a council meeting Thursday morning, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status. Jeff Geipel, Executive Director of Fair Trade Vancouver, says the Fair Trade Town requirements were mostly completed before the organization started the application process, largely due to the fact there is such widespread support for Fair Trade in the city. “This award (...)

Face to Face with rapper Leone Star

by Lans Omar, PV Correspondent, Winnipeg - 30 April 2010

Sierra Leonean born Canada based rapper and producer, Sam Bockarie aka "Leone Star", is out for real this time around.
For the very first time in his music career, the PegCity maestro opened up to talk about his life, his passion and his undying love for music.
In some high profile music circles, he’s simply addressed by the bosses as "The Heat Man." This is due to his strong conscious lyrics and his electrifying performances.
At 22, Leone Star (photo) is poised to take Salone (...)

Michaėlle Jean rules out future in politics

24 April 2010

Canada’s Governor General Michaėlle Jean ( seen with Prime Minister Stephen Harper) has brushed off a question about whether she might consider a career in politics.
An African journalist asked Canada’s Governor General recently in Senegal whether she might enter politics when her term expires on Sept. 27.
Jean burst out laughing at the question, which came a day after she confirmed that her five-year term would not be extended beyond its scheduled end.
Then she said there (...)

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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 (...)


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 (...)