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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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Vancouver: Ghana-Canada Association Picnic

7 August 2012

GHANA-CANADA ASSOCIATION OF BC
Invites you, your family, and friends to its Annual Family Picnic & BBQ ON AUG 11or18,2012@ BEARCREEKPARK1375088TH Avenue,SURREY
1:00pm BRING EXTRA FOOD AND DRINKS TO SHARE;BRING YOUR AFRICAN
GAMES—OWARE,ETC
HIGHLIGHTS:AFRICAN GAMES,AMPE COMPETITION;CHILDREN WATER GAMES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
KING GEORGE HWY STN:BUSROUTE:BAY 0NE KING HWY 321 WHITE ROCK SOUTH:COME OFF AT 88TH AVE AND KING GEORGE HWY AND WALK ABOUT FIVE MINUTES. FOR FURTHER INFO, (...)

Former Fourah Bay College Research Assistant Bags PhD

23 July 2012

Commentary
By Sanpha Sesay, Texas.
The number of Sierra Leoneans bagging PhD degrees in North America is increasing. A greater number of Sierra Leonean immigrants in the continent continue to graduate with doctorate degrees across different disciplines in recent years.
According to research on statistical data of Sierra Leoneans academic accomplishment around the world, those in North America is believed to have surpassed all other Sierra Leoneans living in other regions of the world. (...)

Canada: MP Nina Grewal Announces $415,000 for Pathfinder Youth Center Society

24 May 2012

Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal has announced a $415,000 investment by the Government of Canada to help Surrey youth gain the skills they need to be competitive in the Canadian job market. The money will assist the Pathfinder Youth Centre Society conduct workshops and training to assist local young people acquire the skills needed to succeed in their job searches.
“This significant investment by the Government of Canada will enable Surrey youth facing employment barriers acquire (...)

IMF Lauds President Koroma

23 April 2012

By State House Communications Unit
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Representative has lauded the efforts of the government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for progress made so far in priority areas under the ‘Agenda for Change’.
Mrs. Malanga Kabedi M’buyi Mulango Tuesday 10th April, 2012 gave her mission’s shimmering acknowledgment to the government of Sierra Leone, during a courtesy call on President Koroma at State House, Freetown (photo). (...)

New Fourah Bay College History Published in Canada

31 March 2012

By Anthony Karim Kamara (Sr), Winnipeg, Canada.
The greatest breaking news for Fourah Bay College and Sierra Leoneans in general is the news about the publication in Canada of the long awaited and long sought for history about Fourah Bay College’s past, because for the first time in the 184 years of its existence the dream of educated Sierra Leoneans in particular and West Africans in general has come to reality. Fourah Bay College history, Black Africa’s first University (...)

Edmonton: Tamaraneh Annual Fundraiser 2012

5 March 2012

By a Tamaraneh Member.
Last Saturday, February 18, we had our annual Benefit Dinner at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall.
First our guests got the chance to know each other better with some fun mixer activities. Information facts about Sierra Leone were also displayed on the walls and several video clips about the 2012 projects were shown during the evening – teacher salaries, digging a second water well and completing reconstructive surgery for Nasratu, the mother of one of our (...)

ABC Secretariat Calms Political Violence In Moyamba District

29 February 2012

By Momoja Lappia, Freetown.
The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat at the end of a one-day workshop on the theme ABC Concept Political Tolerance and Politically Motivated Violence held at the Moyamba District Council Hall on 27th February, 2012 successfully helped to calm political impasses that have been mounting up in that part of the country ahead of the impending Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections slated for November 17th this year.
In his (...)

Ex-Vancouverite Fights Corruption in Ghana

13 January 2012

Credit: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Canada.
By Charlie Smith.
A former Simon Fraser University student president is leading a high-profile campaign against corruption in Ghana’s justice system.
In a recent interview with the Georgia Straight in a Commercial Drive coffee shop, Clement Abas Apaak explained that he got involved in this issue last year after four lawyers in the West African country were blacklisted by the Association of Magistrates and Judges for speaking out at a (...)

Dyce Lamtek’s "Chain Swang" video is the new Anthem

6 January 2012

By Lans Omar, PV Entertainment Editor, Winnipeg, Canada.
Just days after the release of the most anticipated "Chain Swang" video in Winnipeg, Canada, Dyce Lamtek’s hit is being making headlines in Winnipeg and beyond, and in some quarters the video/song has been labelled as the new anthem in the city.
"Chain Swang" is a clean cut rap song featuring R&B sensation - uNiiQue. The video is set in a club background with Dyce Lamtek and friends repping the chain swang thang.
Dyce (...)

Canada: Ghanaians Mourn Passing Away of Envoy

14 December 2011

Ghanaians and friends of Ghana all over Canada are currently mourning the sudden passing away, a couple of weeks ago, in Ottawa, of High Commissioner Dr. Richard Turkson, a man who had won the hearts of most people that had met him in his travels across Canada, meeting and interacting with fellow Ghanaians and potential investors to his country.
The late Dr. Richard Turkson (photo) was a legal luminary in Ghana both as a senior member of the judiciary and university law professor before he (...)

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EDITORIAL

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 (...)

OPINION

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 (...)