Category: African community

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 […]

Former Yellowknife taxi driver Matar Mahamed Mahamud loses appeal to regain permit after 2017 assault

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-taxi-driver-assault-1.4912407 ‘I am [a] good person. I need another chance to support my family,’ Matar Mahamed Mahamud said at a special city council meeting in Yellowknife on Monday. (Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/CBC) A Yellowknife cab driver that made headlines for beating up a passenger in 2017 will not be allowed to continue operating a taxi in the city. […]