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Canadian oil worker kidnapped in Nigeria

A Canadian oil worker is among two foreigners and a Nigerian national who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen from an oil rig in Nigeria’s Delta region over the weekend, officials said. Several heavily armed gunmen raided the rig operated by »

International, Society

Nigerian radio station strives to become the voice of small business

You’ve probably never heard of Capital 97.5 FM Radio unless, of course, you happen to live in Abeokuta, Nigeria. It doesn’t have famous DJs or outrageous radio personalities – no Howard Sterns there. But it’s a small community station with »

Immigration & Refugees, International

Nigeria to help reduce illegal border crossings into Canada

Nigeria has agreed to takes steps to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming into Canada and to issue travel documents to those of its citizens whose applications have been rejected and Canada seeks to remove. Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed »

International, Society

Canada launches famine relief fund to avert humanitarian disaster

With more than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen at risk of starvation, the federal government has set up an emergency relief fund to encourage Canadians to donate to charities working on the ground to avert »

Health, International

Canada invests $20M in Nigeria’s polio eradication drive

Canada will contribute nearly $20 million to help eradicate polio in Nigeria, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today. The polio eradication drive implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) will help immunize approximately 6.6 million girls »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Canadian farmers and international campaign against G7 “New Alliance”

It was an initiative created by the then G8 countries in 2008 called the “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.” However, dozens of advocacy and civil society groups around the world including the United Church of Canada, (UCC position)   »