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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There has apparently been a ‘massive spike’ in interest from South Africans looking to move abroad.
A report by Business Insider reveals that skilled South African farmers with reasonable amounts of capital from the sale of their farms may be finding greener pastures in North America.
Continue reading “SA farmers now heading to Canada to develop ‘prairie provinces’ – report”
‘Sometimes in a world where maybe the favour is not in your lane, you create your own favour’
By Thandiwe Konguavi · CBC News
A number of renowned African gospel music producers, who now call Edmonton home, are working non-stop to break African musicians into mainstream Christian radio stations.
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