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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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Canada: Reconciliation is not only about the past

23 September 2013

News Feature
By Dan Tseghay, Vancouver, Canada.
Credit: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Canada.
The 300 or so men descended on the foot of what is now Burrard Street, near a bluff overlooking Burrard Inlet. Treading through the snow, lanterns in hand, chanting the U.S. Civil War Union marching song “John Brown’s Body”, they approached the camp near midnight.
..When they arrived, they beat up about 25 of the camp’s residents, labourers who were hired to clear (...)

Sierra Leone: Canadian High Commissioner Bids Farewell

27 August 2013

Her Excellency, Trudy Keringhan, High Commissioner of Canada to Sierra Leone has paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station.
Madam Keringhan who is resident in Ghana will be departing Accra on 30th August, 2013 at the end of her tour of duty. She was appointed in 2012. During her tenure of office as High Commissioner of Canada to Sierra Leone, both countries enjoyed a high level of diplomatic relations.
The Republic of Sierra (...)

Canada: SALNAM Gains Recognition

21 August 2013

By Abu Bakarr Biggie Kamara, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
On Wednesday July 31st, 2013 at about 2:30 pm, the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) was formerly recognized at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly during a session in the Chamber.
The event was initiated by Hon. Matt Wiebe, a member of the Assembly, to specifically recognize and honour the Association while apprising the fourtieth Legislature of SALNAM’s contribution to the welfare of Manitoba.
Amidst (...)

Canada Takes Leadership Role

11 June 2013

Increasing private investment in Africa’s agriculture sector will help lift millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty. Canada is taking a leadership role, on behalf of G-8 countries, to support Senegal in joining the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino (photo), Minister of International Cooperation, today during a G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition event held in London, United Kingdom.
“We are pleased (...)

Canada: Minister Blaney Attends Africa Day

4 June 2013

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, recently participated in the Africa Day festivities in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
Attended by more than 400 people from government, the private sector, academia and other friends of Africa, this event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and its successor organization, the African Union.
In his address, Minister Blaney hailed the close, important (...)

British Columbia, Canada: Justus Mirembe of Uganda is New ACSCA President

by Gibril Koroma - 2 December 2012

Justus Mirembe, a native of Uganda, has recently been elected President of the African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA),the largest and most active African-Canadian association in the province of British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Patriotic Vanguard publisher Gibril Koroma, the young and energetic Justus (photo) outlines his vision for the association and for the African-Canadian community in BC at large.
Patriotic Vanguard: Thanks, Justus, for this interview. (...)

Winnipeg: Interview with SALNAM Vice-President

18 October 2012

In this interview Winnipeg-based Randolph Gorvie engages Sierra Leone Nationals Association Vice President Abu Bakarr (Biggie) Kamara on various issues. Interview was done by email.
Randolph Gorvie: Congratulations on your elevation as the Vice President of the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM). In my opinion, I’ll venture to say you were very effective as the former Secretary General of the organization, considering the fact that it is not always easy to run (...)

Germany: Barbie Lindsha Announces New Album

13 October 2012

By PV Arts and Culture Correspondent Lans Omar.
The wait will be over pretty soon. Sierra Leone’s Afro rap/pop & techno queen, Barbie Lindsha (photo), is almost done putting finishing touches on her debut album which is set for release in April 2013.
The 12-track album which is a fusion of Afro beat, pop and techno sound will feature some of the big names in the NEO-Salone music industry. In one of the hit singles, "YOURS FOREVER" that was released just few months ago, the (...)

Canada: Justin Trudeau Launches Leadership Bid

3 October 2012

Liberal MP Justin Trudeau launched his Liberal Party leadership bid Tuesday, aiming to establish himself as a contender in his announcement speech by hitting out at rival parties over the economy and reaching out to youth, the middle class and Quebecers.
He officially made the announcement Tuesday night at a rally of hundreds of Liberal supporters in his home riding of Papineau — and in an online video posted to his personal website — after weeks of speculation. (...)

MP Grewal Eagerly Anticipates Implementation of CRTC Regulations

2 September 2012

Surrey – Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal, pictured, is eagerly anticipating the implementation of new CRTC regulations that will control the loudness of television commercials. The regulations, which take effect on Saturday, September 1st, were first proposed by Grewal in February 2011 as part of Bill C-621.
“I am pleased that my legislation brought the issue to the fore, generated debate across Canada, and produced action to address the issue,” said Grewal. (...)

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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 (...)