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TAIBU Community Health Centre: Making a Difference

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By Prof. Phil Tam-Al Alalibo, Publisher, African Immigrant Magazine In this age of health consciousness, TAIBU (A Swahili word for ‘Be in Good Health”) Community Health Centre, located at 27 Tapscott Road in Scarborough, Ontario and established in 2008 has been a major force in promoting primary healthcare, health promotion, illness prevention and community development […]

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Asma Khalil: Canada through the eyes of a Sudanese immigrant

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By Amaka Ekenkwo (Staff Writer – African Immigrant Magazine) I had a huge fit at the airport in Sudan when I realized my grandmother wasn’t coming along. I remember being super tired when I got to Canada, and thinking it was way too cold – even though it was July. It was dark by the […]

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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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