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Edmonton: Mayor Iveson celebrates soccer with Sierra Leonean kids

2014-09-01 22:08:45

Children in the Sierra Leonean community in Edmonton, Canada, would remember this summer as they grow up. They had a rare chance to play soccer together twice a week, thanks to a promising program run by Born to Be Soccer Academy. Their moms and dads who watched them play, no doubt welcomed this initiative in organized sport. It was embraced as a healthy engagement during their kids’ summer break from schooling.
On Friday August 29, 2014 the children got a colourful, cowning treat at (...)

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Romeo Dallaire in Vancouver

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 (...)

Canadian Company Secures Land in Kenya

by Gibril Koroma - 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 (...)

Handel Wright is Canadian Chair

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 (...)

Izabobo: African Culture in Vancouver

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 (...)

Canadian Students On Darfur Crisis

by Gibril Koroma - 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 (...)

Strengthening African Democracy

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 (...)

The Canada Fund For Africa

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 (...)

The Canada International Development Agency (CIDA).

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 (...)

Canada and Sierra Leone

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 (...)

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The Ebolarization of Every Death in Sierra Leone

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The magnitude and spread of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone requires enormous commitment of resources and robust sustained (...)


Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note (...)