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Canada Votes: How three main parties would deal with immigration issue

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TORONTO – While Canada does not have the millions of illegal immigrants that our neighbour to the south is grappling with, it’s estimated that somewhere between 50,000 and as many as 200,000 people live in the country — likely in the Greater Toronto Area — without the necessary approvals. The Toronto Sun asked the three […]

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Nigerian couple in Calgary facing deportation gets reprieve

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A Nigerian family on the cusp of being forced out of the country because of their newborn has been granted a reprieve. From yesterday: Family in Calgary may be forced out Dimeji and Deborah Tawose and their three children will all now receive temporary resident permits. The couple, both medical radiographers, came to Calgary on […]

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“Express Entry” law leaves international students behind

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Significant changes to Canada’s immigration management system have made it more difficult for international post-graduates who graduated from Canadian universities to become permanent residents of Canada. The Express Entry immigration selection system, which came into operation on January 1 of this year, requires candidates eligible for permanent resident status to make an expression of interest […]

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Bid to make O’ Canada lyrics gender neutral opposed by Tories

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A Liberal backbencher’s bid to make O Canada more gender neutral by replacing the reference to “all thy sons” with “all of us” in the English lyrics seems set for defeat after several Conservative MPs — including the parliamentary secretary to the heritage minister — spoke out against it. In an impassioned address to a […]

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The Kimutais, changing the face of higher education in Kenya

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  A country with educated citizenry is one bound for greatness. This fact is not lost on Bethwel and Phylis Kimutai who have expended great effort in the last several years to provide quality education to thousands of Kenyan youth through the three institutions of higher  education they founded.  If we believe that our circumstances […]

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Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie speaks of immigrant experience

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  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most celebrated young authors writing today. Her most recent novel, Americanah, tells the story of the journey of Ifemelu, a Nigerian immigrant making a new home in the United States. The New York Times called Americanah “witheringly trenchant and hugely empathetic… a novel that holds the discomfiting realities of […]

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Organ donation, the right approach

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 By Nkeiruka – AIM Columnist I love CBC Radio, Canada’s news station. I can listen to it all day. I cannot begin to quantify the amount of information and lessons I have learned from listening to the CBC. I must say their slogan “Canada lives here” is so appropriate. From culture to art, music to […]

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RMD, Rita Dominic, Segun Arinze, Others to Fight for African Magic glory

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  Organisers of the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) have released nominees for the 2015 edition. Those to battle for each award categories were announced on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Prominent actors like Rita Dominic, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Segun Arinze, Kunle Afolayan, Mike Ezuruonye, OC Ukeje and several others got nominations in […]

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African Immigrant Magazine – December 2014

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Healthy Eating for the Christmas Holidays

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Keep it simple Researchers from Rush University medical centre in Chicago have found that women who spent longer preparing and cleaning up after meals had a greater risk of health problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Women who cut the amount of time spent in the kitchen reduced their risk of developing […]

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