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Statement on Ebola from Canadian Government

2014-08-11 21:00:23

The Honourable Rona Ambrose (pictured), Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), recently issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic outbreak in western Africa. “There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada, and according to the Public Health Agency of Canada the risk to Canadians remains very (...)Read the full story »

Cultural implications of foreign development assistance to Africa

20 December 2008
CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF FOREIGN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO AFRICA [Sustainability and Benefits] Vancouver Rotary Club Nov. 18 2008 Presentation by Dr. Godwin 0. Eni International Health Consultant Background Africa is faced with very significant human development challenges, especially in the Sub‑ Sahara region. The efforts of Sub-Saharan governments to meet the basic needs of their people and to ensure access to essential services are hindered by a variety of factors such as (...)

Recognition for African-Canadian business woman

by Gibril Koroma - 17 December 2008
Maria Arankunda(photo) is originally from Rwanda but has lived and worked in Vancouver, Canada, for many years. She is a beautician with a beauty salon in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby. She was recently recognised as one of the 100 top female entrepreneurs in British Columbia by the Women’s Entrprise Centre, a leading business organization in the province. The Women Enterprise Centre was established in 1995 by Western Economic Diversification Canada, to assist women in starting (...)

Voice of New Wesminster: Interview with Maylen Crespo

by Gibril Koroma - 31 October 2008
On Saturday November 15th, the city of New Westminster in Western Canada, (which has a large immigrant population) will elect its Board of Trustees. Afri-Can magazine recently talked to Maylen Crespo, one of the contestants. Excerpts: Afri-Can Magazine: What is Voice New Westminster? Maylen Crespo: Founded in 2007, Voice New Westminster is a broad-based, non-partisan organization comprised of local residents who care about the City of New Westminster and have worked in and or volunteered (...)

African refugee claimants struggle to find housing in Vancouver

25 October 2008
By Jenny Francis, Vancouver. Refugees flee persecution in their own country to seek protection elsewhere. Some go to UNHCR refugee camps, while others make their own way to the Canadian border to claim asylum here. Refugee Claimants (RCs) want to integrate into Canadian society, yet they struggle with a lack of information and support network, shortage of affordable housing and low incomes, and long CIC processing times for work permits and family sponsorship. RCs arriving in Vancouver (...)

British Columbia’s Neville Adomi talks about real estate

20 September 2008
Neville Adomi(photo) is one of the most successful and most respected African-Canadian business personalities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Afri-Can magazine, he talks about his real estate business and offers extremely valuable advice to African-Canadians interested in real estate. His advice can also be relevant for Africans living in other parts of the Western world. Afri-Can Magazine: Who is Neville Adomi? Please tell us a bit about yourself. Neville (...)

British Columbia: Golfers get together for a cause

3 September 2008
About 110 golfers were at Pitt Meadows Golf and Country club, British Columbia, Canada, on Monday August 25th 2008 to play in a tournament to support FACE- the foundation for African Children’s Education. FACE is a local charity that sponsors children in primary schools in rural Africa that could otherwise not be able to afford going to school. Speaking at the dinner banquet after the game, Mr George Piprah one of the founders of the Charity , and also the Honorary Consul (...)

Big Summer Wrap-Up Bash in Burnaby

20 August 2008
Bonsor Recreation Centre in the cool Vancouver suburb of Burnaby is the venue for one of this year’s greatest musical jamborees featuring some of the best DJ’s in the business. Dubbed "African and Caribbean Summer Wrap-Up Bash" and slated for Saturday August 30th, this show promises to rock lovers of African vibes, reggae, soukous, hip-hop and more while rotating DJs spin and rap and melt the hours away with super sounds. Kick-off time is 8:00 pm. On the list are DJ (...)

Obama praised at African festival in Canada

by Gibril Koroma - 17 August 2008
James Atebe was born in Kenya and came to Canada more than 30 years ago at the age of 19 with 10 dollars in his pocket. Today, he is the mayor of Mission district, a suburb a few miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. James was the guest speaker Saturday August 16, at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Afrikadey festival in Burnaby. The theme for this year’s festival is "African/Black Contributions to BC: Past, Present and Future." The theme, according to the organizers, (...)

Invitation to opening ceremony of Afrikadey Festival 2008

15 August 2008
Dear Friend, Please accept an invitation from the United African Communities of BC, formerly Coalition of African Communities (CAC) to you, your community, and friends to attend the opening ceremony of AFRIKADEY FESTIVAL 2008. We will greatly appreciate it if you could join political leaders and African community leaders at the opening ceremony of the festival at 1 pm on August 16, 2008 at the Serbian Cultural Centre 7837 Canada Way (by 10th Ave). This year, the festival is special as (...)

Baby Kay & Bob Umar’s Wedding - It’s Glamour and Glamour!

4 August 2008
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg, Canada. In his opening sermon, Pastor Greg of Central Baptist Church in Winnipeg, the officiating clergy who sealed the marriage vows of Baby Kaby & Bob Umar was spellbound. He wasted no time in front of all the guests who attended the marriage ceremony to announce that: ’this is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen.’ Pastor Greg continued: ’It’s not even about the bride and groom, look at these beautiful people......em, (...)

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What African Liberation Day and Emancipation Day Have in Common

Two Days, One People, One Destiny What African Liberation Day and Emancipation Day Have in Common By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD, Guest Writer, Vancouver, Canada. This summer saw the commemoration (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)