Archive for October, 2018

Africa: Unable to feed itself

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Africa: Unable to feed itself

Africa no longer feeds itself. Forty years ago, sub-Saharan Africa’s then 500 million people could grow enough staples — maize, wheat, rice, yams, cassava, sorghum, millet and the ancient grain known as teff — to keep most inhabitants free from hunger. But now there are about 1 billion sub-Saharan Africans and soon there will be […]

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Securing food in uncertain times

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Securing food in uncertain times

Food security is the state when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Food security is about more than subsistence, more than what people […]

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Fleeing oppression in Turkey

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Fleeing oppression in Turkey

ATHENS — A father runs across the park, his seven-year-old daughter in tow and all his worldly possessions crammed into two overloaded backpacks, one on each shoulder. In his pocket, he has tickets to Milan for which he paid 35 euros each. Why Milan? Because it was the cheapest European destination the day he bought the […]

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Canada-CARICOM: Comfortable if complacent partners

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Canada-CARICOM: Comfortable if complacent partners

In spite of many differences — notably in size and level of development — Canada and the Caribbean Community have had a long and comfortable friendship and an empathetic partnership. An example of the closeness: The Canadian-made soft drink, Canada Dry ginger ale, used to boast on its label that it was made “with Jamaican […]

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Drivers and deficits in the Caribbean

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Drivers and deficits in the Caribbean

This often-ignored region of the world has a lot to offer and a lot at stake. In this 10-part list, Wolfgang Depner looks at the good and the bad — and why the world should pay more attention to the region. These are, to say the least, interesting times for the Caribbean. The recent discovery […]

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Kenyan natural resources ripe for investment

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Kenyan natural resources ripe for investment

Kenya’s long-term development plan aims to transform the country into an industrialized, middle-income country offering all of its citizens a high quality of life by the year 2030. The 2014 GDP of $58.1 billion US meant that Kenya became one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the fastest growing economies in […]

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El Salvador seeks energy and aerospace investors

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El Salvador seeks energy and aerospace investors

El Salvador is a destination for investment in the region. Located in the heart of the western hemisphere, it not only has a strategic geographical position, but it also offers an attractive investment climate, including a productive workforce and fiscal flexibility. These assets are a result of national efforts in legal, administrative and fiscal matters. […]

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UAE: One of Canada’s largest investors

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UAE: One of Canada’s largest investors

When speaking about the United Arab Emirates, Canadians often mention Dubai, our most populous city, known for its opulent shopping and the Burj Khalifa (the world’s largest skyscraper), but what is not commonly noted are the many shared values between our two countries, and the strength of our dynamic bilateral relationship. Among our many shared […]

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Diplomats explore Canada’s North

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Diplomats explore Canada’s North

Every two years, Global Affairs Canada organizes a tour of the North, including the Arctic, for interested ambassadors and high commissioners posted to Canada. For Canada, it is an opportunity to introduce international guests to a storied, but less known, part of our country. This year, I was part of this interesting initiative that many […]

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The Aninga Project: Sending Ugandan girls to school

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The Aninga Project: Sending Ugandan girls to school

Ruth talks about her gratitude for the Aninga Project which, she says, has brought profound change into her life: “It has been a wonderful achievement and success since you started paying my school fees, which gave me a clear vision of becoming an accountant and successful financial manager. You gave me hope.” The Aninga Project […]

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