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 (...)
by - 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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
14 August 2005
The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, recently announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will increase its contribution by $10 million to fight malnutrition and hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including Niger. The Minister made the announcement while on a fact-finding mission to Niger. This brings CIDA’s support to the region to a total of $18.6 million.
"I am here today because Canadians are deeply (...)
by - 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 (...)
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 (...)
10 July 2005
The $500-million Canada Fund for Africa was launched at the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Alberta, in June 2002. It supports the G8’s Africa Action Plan, developed in response to the priorities set out in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The NEPAD is the first made-in-Africa plan intended to put the continent on a path of sustainable growth and development, and into the mainstream of development in the 21st century.
The Fund complements ongoing CIDA (Canadian (...)
8 July 2005
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is responsible for the majority of Canada’s international cooperation program.
Canada’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) program concentrates resources on the following six priorities:
Basic human needs: to support efforts to provide primary health care, basic education, family planning, nutrition, water and sanitation, and shelter. Canada will continue to respond to emergencies with humanitarian assistance. Canada will (...)
6 July 2005
Canada’s relations with Sierra Leone are limited. The Canadian Ambassador resides in Conakry, Guinea, and Sierra Leone’s Ambassador resides in Washington, DC. Both countries are members of the Commonwealth.
Canada has no official development assistance program with Sierra Leone, but between 2000 and 2003 directed over C$34 million in efforts to strengthen peace and rebuild the country.
Canada is closely involved with the Special Court for Sierra Leone and played an active role (...)