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China’s Red Sea ambitions

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
China’s Red Sea ambitions

At the end of July, two very large crude oil tankers from Saudi Arabia were attacked with anti-ship missiles by Yemeni rebels from the eastern shore of the Red Sea, just north of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. One of the tankers was damaged slightly in the stern. As a result, the Saudi government ordered a […]

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Africa: Unable to feed itself

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment
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

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
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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Slovak residence: A modern home full of art

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Slovak residence: A modern home full of art

Tucked away on a small cul-de-sac on the eastern side of Rockcliffe Park is the residence of Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba, his wife, Daniela, and their 11-year-old daughter, Sara. A family-style home in most respects, the house was built in 1984 on a large tract of private land on the eastern side of McKay Lake […]

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A four-part summer feast

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
A four-part summer feast

Summer is a time for gathering with family and friends. Margaret Dickenson has put together some of her favourite recipes to help you entertain this summer, whether at a cottage or just at home al fresco. Smoked Salmon Crispy Stacks with Avocado and Mango Makes 4 servings 8 oz (225 g) smoked salmon, sliced 1 […]

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China’s ambitions in the North American Arctic

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
China’s ambitions in the North American Arctic

When China released its Arctic policy this past January, a flurry of news articles emerged. Most attention was paid to China’s growing ties to Russia, and its significant investment in the Northern Sea Route — the seaway that is opening up as the ice melts along Russia’s northern coast. China has not constrained its interest […]

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Improving childbirth in Tanzania

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Improving childbirth in Tanzania

It was Mother’s Day and I had enjoyed a treat of breakfast in bed when I found myself suddenly transfixed and fighting back tears. The anger Will Grundy — a character on the popular BBC Radio Soap The Archers — had over losing his wife, Nic, was finally ceding to grief. My tears came when […]

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