Canada News

New pilot for family members previously excluded from Canada will ‘right that wrong,’ immigration minister says

IRCC also unveils new measures to protect vulnerable workers and newcomers. Sponsorship applications for some family members who were previously banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will be allowed under a new two-year pilot, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has announced. The pilot concerns non-accompanying […]

Ghana News

EC opens up to the public over its operations

As part of efforts to demystify its operations bring the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana closer to the citizenry, the Commission has started engaging with stakeholders in the society. The purpose of these consultations, according to a statement signed and released in Accra by the Commission’s Sylvia Annor, is to hear first-hand what the concerns […]

African News International News

UNESCO to host Africa-China World Heritage cooperation forum

These discussions will contribute to the promotion of a better representation of African sites on the World Heritage List PARIS, France, May 29, 2019/ — On 3 and 4 June, the UNESCO-Africa-China Forum on World Heritage Capacity Building and Cooperation will seek to strengthen collaboration between Africa and China in the preservation of World Heritage. It […]

International News

World Council of Churches (WCC) statement commemorates quad-centennial of forced voyage of enslaved African peoples

The statement also affirms the timely relevance and significance of related ecumenical work GENEVA, Switzerland, — A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee commemorated the quad-centennial of the forced transatlantic voyage of enslaved African peoples from Angola to Jamestown, Virginia (USA). “The policy and practice of enslaving African people laid the foundations […]