Tag: Africans in Canada

Canada clarifies on refugee and immigration application process for Nigerians, others

By Chike Olisah | Nairametrics

The Canadian Government in a clarification to Nigerians and other nationals has said that its Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates, Consulates-General or Honorary Consulates, do not accept refugee applications directly from people.

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New Afro-Canadian TV series shooting in Calgary challenging narratives and industry norms

By Dan McGarvey  | CBC News

A new TV drama series being shot in Calgary is a Canadian first, according to its African producer and director. The African Family is based around a young Afro-Canadian woman who sponsors her husband to come to Canada from Angola, but discovers the truth about their marriage.

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VALLEY PULPIT: Thank God for immigrants

John Vaudry | Gananoque Reporter

When the topic of immigration comes up, we are usually reminded that we are all immigrants, and this is true. The founders of Pembroke, were born in Scotland and Ireland; others came here later from Germany and other parts of Europe. Even the Aboriginal people are descended from migrants, if you go back far enough.

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Paula Caldwell St Onge | accolades pour for retiring Director-General of Canada-Africa Affairs

By Adesina Wahab | Vanguard

The Nigerian and Canadian Business Network, NCBN, and the cream of diplomatic corps in Canada have poured encomiums on the former Director-General of the Pan Africa relationship at Global Affairs, Ambassador Paula Caldwell St Onge, as she retired from office.

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Canada-U.S. Asylum Treaty Ruled Unconstitutional Because Of ‘Cruel’ Conditions

By MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ | NPR

In a harsh rebuke of America’s treatment of refugees, a Canadian judge has ruled that an asylum treaty with the U.S. violates Canada’s own charter of human rights, because it returns asylum-seekers to the U.S., where they are “immediately and automatically imprisoned” by U.S. authorities, often under inhumane conditions.

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What no one will tell you about racism in Canada

BY SAMUEL OSHO | The Cable

At the climax of dramatic events that have flipped the year 2020 on its head, the inhumane killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has resurrected a new wave of anti-black racism protests in North America and other parts of the world. Amidst demands for better reforms to obliterate police brutality and anti-black racism, world leaders have been forced to take a knee and repeatedly listen to a legitimate chant: “Black Lives Matter.” 

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Dying Canadian Begs his government to Let Kenyan Wife Visit Him in Canada

By EDDY MWANZA | Kenyans.co.ke

Patrick Kinsella, a retired youth services manager with the Ontario government, Canada, on June 8, issued a dying plea to his government to have his Kenyan wife, Mary Otieno Atieno, visit him before he passes on. Speaking to the media, Kinsella, who has had seven heart attacks since 2011 due to a hereditary heart condition, expressed his hopes that the immigration officials would grant his wife, and his 10-year-old stepson, Ramsey Dickson, 10, temporary residence visas to spend his remaining time with him in Canada.

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Carleton University’s Institute for African Studies Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

By Tyrone Burke | Carleton Newsroom

In 2009, Carleton became home to the first stand-alone, degree-granting Institute of African Studies in Canada. It brought together scholars who were studying Africa in a diverse set of disciplines to pursue a coherent, Africa-focused research program.

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Nigerian-Canadian Uzoma Asagwara among Trio of black MLAs who make history by winning seats in Manitoba Legislature

By Dana Hatherly 

Until Tuesday’s vote, no black person had ever been elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 150-year history of this province.

Now there are three.

Uzoma Asagwara won the Union Station seat for the NDP, Jamie Moses took the St. Vital seat for the party and Audrey Gordon won Southdale for the Progressive Conservatives.

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Studies in Canada: Procedures Eased for Moroccan and Senegalese Applicants

The Canadian government has decided to facilitate the  procedures for young Moroccans and Senegalese who wish to pursue their studies in Canada, through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program, starting September 9.

Launched in 2018, this expedited study permit processing program has been extended to include students from Morocco and Senegal. Its processing time does not exceed three weeks.

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