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Concepts and Challenges of Canadian Multiculturalism and Diversity

2015-02-26 10:00:54

The following paper was delivered in 2004 at Simon Fraser University by Dr. Godwin Eni (photo), a leading member of the African-Canadian community in Vancouver, Canada. As we celebrate Black History Month we hereby publish it with very minor changes because we think it is still relevant as far as multiculturalism and diversity are concerned in Canada and the rest of the world.
Concepts and Challenges of Canadian Multiculturalism and Diversity
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British (...)

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President Koroma to declare week of national prayer and fasting

1 January

As part of his continued engagement to break the chain of transmission of the spreading Ebola virus disease, President Ernest Bai Koroma Tuesday 30th December expressed the need to heighten the national response against Ebola by calling for a seven-day national fasting and prayer during a meeting at State House with representatives of the Inter-Religious Council.
The president also expressed firm belief that Sierra Leoneans must crown their efforts "with some amount of prayer and fasting (...)

National Ebola Summit, Washington DC

25 December 2014

By Kwame Fitzjohn, Washington DC.
The hard work of NOSLINA, Liberian and Guinean diaspora groups in the U.S. (Diaspora Ebola Network - DEN) that organized the National Ebola Summit at the Washington Convention Center on Friday, December 5 paid huge dividends. It was a worthwhile experience that enabled the various groups to draw from the strengths of team effort and add to their own community knowledge and skills.
The event was held in partnership with the US Centers for Disease (...)

Ebola Scientist Assures President Koroma

20 December 2014

The Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Professor Peter Piot Thursday 18 ecember assured government of their support in the fight against Ebola through the development of a vaccine that will bring a final halt to the spreading virus. He made this assurance during a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma at State Lodge, Hill Station.
The distinguished Belgian microbiologist well-known for his research on Ebola and AIDS is in the country to support (...)

"We Must be in This Together" - President Koroma

19 December 2014

President Ernest Bai Koroma over the past few days had been preoccupied with mobilizing community involvement especially in the Western Area, engaging traditional and religious leaders, heads of cultural societies and other stakeholders to take personal responsibility in the fight to eradicate Ebola.
At several Town Hall meetings in the Western Area, the president urged Sierra Leoneans to change their attitudes and avoid practices that have the tendency to accelerate the rate of new (...)

President Koroma Hosts UK Secretary of State

16 December 2014

President Ernest Bai Koroma Tuesday 16 December received the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening at State House, Freetown. The Secretary of State is in the country on a follow up visit on Ebola and to assess progress made so far to stop the transmission of the disease.
President Koroma informed the British minister that following her last visit, the country had made tremendous progress by increasing its fighting capacity to containing the virus. (...)

Alpha Kanu Commissions Mathaska Treatment Centre

16 December 2014

By Ibrahim Siraju Bah, Freetown.
The Minister of Information and Communications Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu (first left in photo) has officially launched the Mathasaka Ebola Treatment Unit in Port Loko on Saturday 13th December, 2014 increasing the number of treatment centres in the district to three with a bed capacity of 203.
The edifice which was constructed by the British under the supervision of GOAL has received its first patient the following day (December 14th) and has the capacity to (...)

President Koroma Tours Western Area: An unprecedented level of engagement

16 December 2014

President Ernest Bai Koroma, Monday December 15 continued his engagement with stakeholders of selected communities in the Western Area. This exercise will last from 15 to 17 December.
The communities include Goderich, Hamilton, Lakka, Ogu Farm, Adunkia, Gbendembu, Regent, Gloucester, Bathurst, Charlotte, Mongegba, Grafton, Kossoh Town, Hastings, Jui, Rickett, Yams Farm, Rokel, Devil Hole, Rogbangba, Tokeh, York, No.2 River, Borbor, John Obey, Black Johnson, Tombo, Bridget, Russel, (...)

Translate The Messages Into Action - President Koroma Insists

13 December 2014

As a way of engendering effective coordination in the fight to end Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday 11th December launched the Ebola Resistant Behaviour Change Initiative at the Bank Complex, Kingtom, Freetown.
The ceremony which was organized by the Office of the First Lady Madam Sia Nyama Koroma (photo) in collaboration with Plan International aimed at strengthening the engagement with traditional and cultural societies to help break the chain of transmission of the disease. (...)

Port Loko Task Force to Eradicate Ebola December

11 December 2014

By Hassan Bruz
The decision to intensify measures, through which the mode of transmission of the Ebola Virus can be stopped and subsequently eradicated from Port Loko district by the district’s Ebola Response Committee without further delay is as a result of a number of reasons.
Prominent amongst such was the level of embarrassment the increasing figures of Ebola related cases that were coming out of the district in the past; but the overriding reason has to do with the fact that (...)

Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Resigns

9 December 2014

A State House press release issued today states that Peter Bayuku Conteh (photo), the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has resigned due to health reasons.
The release added that His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma has accepted Peter’s resignation.
Bayuku hails from Koinadugu district, north of Sierra Leone. He was a member of the Koinadugu District Council before his appointment as (...)

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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 (...)