by - 15 October 2010
A fundraiser to help albinos in the East African country of Tanzania and other parts of Africa will be held Saturday October 23 at the Sheraton hotel in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
A Canadian non-governmental organization, Under the Same Sun (UTSS) is organizing the fundraiser and it was found in 2008, by a Surrey man, Peter Ash(photo), who is himself a person with albinism, a genetic condition which, among other things,results in significantly reduced vision.
by - 30 September 2010
When Dr. Clement Apaak (top), a Simon Fraser University-trained archeologist, set up Direct Assistance Network, an organization to help poor and needy students in Africa earlier this year, he never knew he would be embroiled in a controversy so soon.
It all began when the SFU-based One world, One Vision (iVow) decided to collaborate with Apaak’s outfit to raise funds for female students in his native Ghana on World Peace Day (September 21, 2010). iVow had planned a splendid musical (...)
by - 28 August 2010
For the first time in Canada, an international conference on the legendary Ghanaian leader Osagyefo (the Redeemer) Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was held at the Richmond campus of British Columbia’s Kwantlen University August 19-21.
As should be expected, the conference attracted world class Pan-Africanist scholars like Professsor Molefi Kete Asante of Temple University in the United States, Dr. Hakim Adi of Middlesex University, renowned scholar and poet Dr. Atukwei Okai (see video below), of (...)
11 August 2010
By Abu Bakarr Kamara, Winnipeg.
The Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) with support from Canada Hope International wishes to announce the shipment of a 40 ft. container carrying a shipment of assortments of medical equipment and supplies, as a gift from the Sierra Leonean community in Manitoba, Canada to the Connaught and the Cottage Hospitals in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The total value of the shipment which arrives at the Queen Elizabeth Quay in Freetown on September (...)
by - 18 July 2010
The interim chairman of the All People’s Congress (Canada Inc.) Peter Koroma, has been announced as the newly elected and substantive chairman of the just concluded APC general elections in Winnipeg, Western Canada.
Koroma (top photo) won the highest seat with 13 points and his opponent, Mohamed Taqi, emerged with 10 points.
Koroma’s running-mate, Samuel James-Decker, won the vice-president position with 16 points.
For the position of secretary general, Mark Mangay Turay was (...)
5 June 2010
YORUBA GALA NIGHT, BC.
Start Time: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 2:00am
Location: BOLLYWOOD BANQUET HALL , Surrey, British Columbia.
Photo: Aare Olawale Lewis Oladuntoye, President, Yoruba Association of BC.
4 June 2010
For immediate release June 3, 2010
Vancouver, BC – Losing one’s home can mean losing one’s very identity. Every day, tens of millions of refugees are forced to give up their homes and work, to lose family, friends and culture, and to embark on a journey of grave uncertainty.
In order to draw public attention to the challenges facing refugees worldwide, a number of local refugee-service organizations are marking World Refugee Day with a free, public event (...)
28 May 2010
By Abayomi Charles Roberts, a proud dad.
Mallan Roberts recently returned from a sport camp, with all the accolades any kin, pal or parent would be truly proud of. Close to his eighteenth birthday, Mallan is making all the waves in high school football.
Actually, as far as sport goes, anything Mallan touches turns to gold. He has the trophies, shields and medals to show for that. On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, The Edmonton Journal daily newspaper formally recognized Mallan at an (...)
22 May 2010
Vancouver, Canada, is the home away from home of the Patriotic Vanguard newspaper and there are a lot of things happening here that are of direct relevance and importance for Sierra Leone and the rest of Africa. One of these things is that Vancouver is now a Fair Trade town. We would let Jeff Geipel(top photo), Executive Director of Vancouver Fair Trade explain what that means and the relevance of it all for developing countries like Sierra Leone. Here we go:
Patriotic Vanguard: Please (...)
7 May 2010
At a council meeting Thursday morning, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status.
Jeff Geipel, Executive Director of Fair Trade Vancouver, says the Fair Trade Town requirements were mostly completed before the organization started the application process, largely due to the fact there is such widespread support for Fair Trade in the city. “This award (...)