Rosie Awori

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Exile Blues: A story of displacement and struggle

Book Launch on Friday November 29 Douglas Gary Freeman’s life has been colored by the many instances of forced movements and self-imposed exile, which he details with literary heft in his book, Exile Blues. The former civil rights activist’s life is framed by the extraordinary journey that has seen him run out of the US to Canada; taken from this country back to the US and then forcefully barred from Canada. Born Joseph Pannell in Washington D.C, he grew up in the 60’s in the south side of Chicago during the time of the Civil Rights movement and became a …

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Uganda Launches its First Mobile Phone Assembly and Manufacturing Plant

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni commissioned Uganda’s first ever-mobile phone and computer assembly plant on Friday November 22, in Uganda. This comes as the government takes strides to promote ICT manufacturing in the country, President Museveni said that the Chinese have been Africa’s development partners on the path for durable infrastructure development which are critical in the transformation of the economy. He said growing the industrial sector is a major bonus for the Chinese. The factory was built by ENGO Holdings Limited, which is Chinese-owned. The factory will start operating at full capacity in 2021. At this optimum level, it is …

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Local hip-hop artiste CJ Flemings: Something New

Newly signed with Warner Records, his sound is bold and exciting Rosie Awori Montreal songwriter, producer and rapper CJ Flemings has been steady on the musical grind for much of his young life, and it seems as if his dedication will eventually pay off and the world will get to know his music up close and personal. He recently achieved what so many other Montreal artistes have been striving for over the past several decades when he landed a record deal with Warner Music. Something he attributes to patience and practice, saying that he kept on releasing music and EPs …

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Thousands Continue to die in a bid to set foot on European soil

Nothing is more heart breaking for a parent than the inability to provide for, or protect their children. These are the main motivating factors for many African immigrants to go to Europe, by hook or crook. Increasing instability, poverty, insecurity and even drought are the main factors for many to leave Africa with the hope that Europe will be their saving grace. So when the option to squeeze on the back of an intercontinental ship or small boat presents itself, they take it. The Mediterranean crossing remains the deadliest mode of migration worldwide. People are four times more likely to …

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They weathered THE STORM Now they are Here

Family of seven is seeking help Rosie Awori Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful storm on record to hit the Bahamas. Between September 1st and 3rd, it parked itself over part of the country for nearly two days as a Category 5 storm with wind gusts topping 320 kph (200 mph), pounding and pounding. According to the United Nations 76,000 people in Grand Bahama and the Abaco islands have been left homeless by the hurricane and are in need of help. Survivors describe the hard-hit Abaco Islands as unsafe and uninhabitable, tens of thousands forced to flee. “It seemed like …

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Ethiopian prime minister awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed’s mediation efforts were recognized globally when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 11. The award recognized Abiy’s “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea,” the Norwegian Nobel committee’s chair, Berit Reiss-Andersen is quoted as saying. Ahmed, who is a former military officer specializing in cyber intelligence, came into power at the age of 41, making him one of the youngest African leaders after Joseph Kabila in Congo. After coming into power in April 2018, he signed a peace …

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Marc Garneau Explores Canadian Politics

Through the lens of the Liberals Rosie Awori The man who many consider to be the dean of Canadian politics, Marc Garneau sat down with the CONTACT to talk about the prospects of the Liberal party in the 2019 elections and his hopes for the future of Canada. He is also the first Canadian to travel to space and as it happened, it was also the 35th anniversary of his first trip into space. Having had the privilege of seeing the vastness of earth as well as Canada from space Garneau says has room says the immigration and refugees debates …

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Robert GREEN answers the call of the environment

Running for the Green Party in Westmount/NDG Rosie Awori “I have had bad climate anxiety. I know things need to change and we urgently need political leadership that will start acting to protect our civilization” Robert Green is teacher at Westmount High School and a climate change activist turned politician running for the Westmount-NDG riding in the October 21, general elections. He believes that the Green Party of Canada is the right vehicle to drive Canada away from the impending doom that is coming through climate change. His, is a personal commitment: “I had been feeling for sometime that I …

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African News

KENYANS SHATTER MARATHON RECORDS

For the past 16 years, Paula Radcliffe’s women’s world record of 2:15:35 remained unmatched. However, on Sunday October 13, Kenyan athlete Brigid Kosgei shattered the record with a time of 2:14:05 She added to a weekend of great exploits by Kenyan athletes. On Saturday October 12, Eliud Kipchoge was the first athlete to run a marathon under two hours with a time of 1:59:40. His achievement comes a year after setting the new marathon world record in Berlin in September 2018 (2 hours and 1.39). It had been said that it was impossible for an athlete to run 42.195 kilometers …

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Drones significantly changing the transport sector in Africa.

Over the last decade, a number of technological innovations have emerged to inject new life into Africa’s transport sector. One of them is the drone revolution. By definition, a drone is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASes). Essentially, a drone is a flying robot that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems, working in conjunction with on-board sensors and GPS. In 2015, Kenya adopted the use of drones to stop poaching. A pilot project was introduced in Ol-Pejeta conservancy, a …

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