17 January 2009
Kwame Nkrumah International Conference
From Colonization to Globalization: The Intellectual and Political Legacies of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Africa’s Future
Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites you to participate in the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference: August 19-21, 2010 at its beautiful Richmond campus in British Columbia, Canada.
The Conference will commemorate the centenary of the birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Africa’s Man of the Millennium, and bring scholars (...)
17 January 2009
The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education presents:
B L A C K H I S T O R Y M O N T H
CENTRE FOR CULTURE, IDENTITY & EDUCATION (CCIE)
Co-sponsored by: Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI),
Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness (CSHC),
Indigenous Education Institute of Canada (IEIC), UBC
Equity Office, and the Department of History at UBC
http://www.ccie.educ.ubc.ca/ 604 822 6502 Fax: 604 822 8234
FEBRUARY 5, 2009 4-6 pm
5 January 2009
Renowned Camerounian professor and philosopher Jean-Marc Ela(photo) has passed away in Vancouver, Canada. Arrangements are being made to take the body to Cameroun for burial. Here is a Wikipedia entry on the great professor:
Jean-Marc Ela (was born in) Ebolowa in Cameroon 1936. He was a diocesan priest, professor and author of many books on theology, philosophy and the social sciences in Africa. His most famous work, African Cry has been called the "soundest illustration" of the spirit of (...)
31 December 2008
African Arts Sound & Event presents:
OBAMA’S INAUGURAL CELEBRATION
Admission: $25 / Doors open at 5 pm
Canadian Druze Centre
14304-134 Avenue (off St-Albert Trail)
SATURDAY, JANUARY, 17, 2009
Taste of African Cuisine
Cash bar open for the night
DJs: Ivan Jackson
(Congo DRC) for World Music.
24 December 2008
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg.
The Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, is mourning the death of 19-year old Lahai Conteh (pictured) who was brutally murdered here on Sunday.
Lahai Conteh is the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Conteh. Mrs Conteh is better known in the Sierra Leone community as Kankou Mansaray (her maiden name before she got married).
Lahai Conteh was a very quiet person who hardly even talks in public. The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. early Sunday morning (...)
20 December 2008
CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF FOREIGN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO AFRICA
[Sustainability and Benefits]
Vancouver Rotary Club
Nov. 18 2008
Presentation by Dr. Godwin 0. Eni
International Health Consultant
Africa is faced with very significant human development challenges, especially in the Sub‑ Sahara region. The efforts of Sub-Saharan governments to meet the basic needs of their people and to ensure access to essential services are hindered by a variety of factors such as (...)
by - 17 December 2008
Maria Arankunda(photo) is originally from Rwanda but has lived and worked in Vancouver, Canada, for many years. She is a beautician with a beauty salon in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby.
She was recently recognised as one of the 100 top female entrepreneurs in British Columbia by the Women’s Entrprise Centre, a leading business organization in the province.
The Women Enterprise Centre was established in 1995 by Western Economic Diversification Canada, to assist women in starting (...)
by - 31 October 2008
On Saturday November 15th, the city of New Westminster in Western Canada, (which has a large immigrant population) will elect its Board of Trustees. Afri-Can magazine recently talked to Maylen Crespo, one of the contestants. Excerpts:
Afri-Can Magazine: What is Voice New Westminster?
Maylen Crespo: Founded in 2007, Voice New Westminster is a broad-based, non-partisan organization comprised of local residents who care about the City of New Westminster and have worked in and or volunteered (...)
25 October 2008
By Jenny Francis, Vancouver.
Refugees flee persecution in their own country to seek protection elsewhere. Some go to UNHCR refugee camps, while others make their own way to the Canadian border to claim asylum here. Refugee Claimants (RCs) want to integrate into Canadian society, yet they struggle with a lack of information and support network, shortage of affordable housing and low incomes, and long CIC processing times for work permits and family sponsorship. RCs arriving in Vancouver (...)
20 September 2008
Neville Adomi(photo) is one of the most successful and most respected African-Canadian business personalities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Afri-Can magazine, he talks about his real estate business and offers extremely valuable advice to African-Canadians interested in real estate. His advice can also be relevant for Africans living in other parts of the Western world.
Afri-Can Magazine: Who is Neville Adomi? Please tell us a bit about yourself.
By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
As most readers would recall, the war years in Sierra Leone claimed thousands of human lives of both civilians and gun totters of (...)
By Prince Kanikongo, Harare, Zimbabwe.
"He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain." Douglas William (...)