Category: African community

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya By Mark Tutton, CNN Updated 12:32 PM ET, Fri February 8, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/world/canada-libya-refugees/index.html Inside the Triq Al-Sikka Detention Center in Tripoli, Libya, in 2017. (CNN)Canada has announced it will take in 750 refugees from Libya, some rescued from migrant detention centers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said in […]

Growing number of refugees arriving in Canada as unaccompanied minors

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/refugee-shelter-matthew-house-youth-unaccompanied-transition-1.4922946 Elisée Makola was 15 when she fled Congo. Two years later she arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport alone — a 17-year-old refugee claimant. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) With a suitcase no bigger than a carry-on filled with what she describes as “tropical clothes,” Elisée Makola says she fled to Canada for safety. Makola was just 15 […]

‘It’s comforting for them’: Program pairs refugee children with culturally similar dolls and stuffed bears

Winnipeg’s Welcome Place to distribute 40 care packages to newcomer children Holly Caruk · CBC News · Posted: Dec 10, 2018 3:53 PM CT | Last Updated: December 10 Kevine, 8, received this doll in her welcome package from the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council. She arrived in Winnipeg with her Congolese family in September. (Holly Caruk/CBC) Welcome packages for new […]

MANDEL: Uber Somalian refugee Abdihared Bishar-Mussa driver in crash that killed passenger gets $1,000 fine, driving ban

MANDEL: Uber driver in crash that killed passenger gets $1,000 fine, driving ban Nicholas Cameron, seen at left with his niece in a June 2017 family photo, was killed in a March 21 crash on the Gardiner Expressway while riding in an Uber car driven by Abdihared Bishar-Mussa, right.  (RACHEL HAWKES CAMERON/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) On […]

16 years for man who murdered Rwandan refugee Gilbert Nshimiyumukiza over drug debt

Gilbert Nshimiyumukiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide who was shot in an apartment in northern Montreal in April 2016 and died May 1 after being shot. MONWP  https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/man-who-shot-rwandan-refugee-over-small-drug-debt-sentenced-to When he was just six years old, Gilbert Nshimiyumukiza saw his parents executed in the Rwandan genocide. “It resembles an execution, a senseless drug slaying,” Justice Michel […]

Canada rejects 70.7% of Nigerian asylum seekers who crossed borders

https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/canada-rejects-70-7-of-nigerian-refugees-who-crossed-borders-id9114216.html Since 2017, more Nigerians have illegally crossed into Canada to seek asylum than citizens of other countries, according to Canadian officials (Christine Muschi /Reuters) 70.7% of Nigerians who illegally crossed borders into Canada to apply for asylum have been rejected by the North American country in 2018. A recent Reuters report revealed that about […]

Family of Montreal boy who drowned in swim class plans to sue

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/family-of-montreal-boy-who-drowned-in-swim-class-plans-to-sue-1.4195890 His mother, Evelyne Mavoungou-Tsonga, said she hopes the legal action will shed light on the event and help spare others the nightmare of losing a child. Quebec teen drowned during school swim and nobody noticed for 38 minutes “It was a big shock to learn there was nobody to look after my son when […]