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Nigerian-born Olympic Gold Medalist, Daniel Igali, heads home to coach the Nigerian Olympic wrestling team

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Daniel Igali, the Technical Director, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), said that wrestlers are to begin camping for the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifiers on Sunday in Yenegoa, Bayelsa. Igali told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it would be a closed camp for about 42 wrestlers. “We are going to begin camping […]

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A taste of home: South African couple brings Africa to Canada

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After relocating to southeastern B.C., this South African couple created a company that brings unique products to the Kootenays Rod and Mal Paterson started Biltong Canada in 2006. Biltong, their product, is tongue-like strips of beef, cut from the rump and spiced, cured or dried; it originates from South Africa. The Patersons’ story is an […]

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Ghanaian Novelist, Esi Edugyan, wins Giller Prize

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Esi Edugyan of Victoria has won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Half-Blood Blues. The winner of the $50,000 award for the best English-language novel was named at a gala in Toronto. A surprised and overwhelmed Edugyan barely able to speak as she took the stage. “Thank you so much,” she said in […]

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