Tag: Africans in Canada

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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SA farmers now heading to Canada to develop ‘prairie provinces’ – report

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There has apparently been a ‘massive spike’ in interest from South Africans looking to move abroad.

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.

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African gospel music producers aim to break into Edmonton’s music scene

‘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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5 Canadians honored at Igbo Day 2019 in Saskatchewan

On August 3, Nigerian-Canadians living in the prairie regions of Canada celebrated Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in style. Sponsored by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS), with support from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and SaskTel, Igbo Day offered a blend of cultural and artistic displays, beautiful costumes and Nigerian cuisine.

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Egyptian pavilion up and running in Folklorama

By Libby Giesbrecht

Folklorama’s brand new addition, the Egyptian Pavilion, wants to show you why their culture is more than just pyramids and sphynxes. No, they don’t “walk like an Egyptian,” and no, they don’t live in pyramids. But these misconceptions come from a vastly rich African culture that visitors to Folklorama’s newest pavilion will certainly be entranced by.

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Egyptian pavilion a first for Folklorama

By Danielle Da Silva

For the first time, Egyptian cuisine and cultural entertainment is on the itinerary for the golden anniversary of Folklorama.  

The Egyptian Canadian Society of Manitoba is bringing the flavours and folklore of the North African country to the University of Manitoba campus for week one of the annual cultural celebration, Aug. 4 to Aug. 10.

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