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As the situation in Ukraine simmers…

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
As the situation in Ukraine simmers…

When pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine were almost defeated in late August by Ukraine’s military, President Vladimir Putin sent thousands of Russian soldiers into Ukraine to turn the tide. He has now offered a ceasefire to Kiev, presumably because the tougher sanctions the West is now imposing are biting and because of the billions of […]

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Africa’s growing dependence on China

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Africa’s growing dependence on China

Africa’s survival depends on China. At the very least, sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid GDP growth rates — an estimated 6.3 percent this year and 5.1 percent last — rely on continued strong demand from China (growing this year at about 7.6 percent) for the vast commodity resources of the continent. Africa has an abundance of the […]

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Reforming the EU from the German perspective

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Reforming the EU from the German perspective

These days, there is even more hustle and bustle in Brussels than usual. After the election of the European Parliament in May, important personnel decisions are due, and the public eagerly awaits any reaction — be it from heads of government or from European Union officials — as to who will obtain which position. But […]

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Angola: A country rebounding, onward and upward

Angola: A country rebounding, onward and upward

Angola is recovering nicely after years of conflict. Its priority economic sectors include agriculture, construction and infrastructure, power generation, water, sanitation, mining, oil and gas, social housing and tourism. The country’s post-conflict reconstruction needs are vast, a situation that should be harnessed by developed nations such as Canada. It has needs in all of the […]

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Finland and Canada – northern partners

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Finland and Canada – northern partners

Finland and Canada share many similarities that bring us closer despite our geographic distance. Both are Northern and Arctic democracies with common values, good governance, wealthy economies, highly educated workforces, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong belief in the rule of law. We share similar interests and work together in international forums, including the United […]

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Albania, no better time to invest and explore

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Albania, no better time to invest and explore

Branding Albania is the newest major initiative launched by the Albanian government to promote our country’s identity in the world market. StrawberryFrog, the company that won the project through an open international competition, has already submitted its slogan, “Albania, go your own way” and is building its strategy to promote our tourism, investments and intellectual […]

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A loving home for every child

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
A loving home for every child

At 5 a.m. on a school day, 14-year-old Ottilia wakes up and makes breakfast at her home in SOS Children’s Village Ondangwa, Namibia. Ottilia did not always live in a caring home. Only three years ago, she was underweight and sleeping under trees. Abandoned by her birth parents at an early age, Ottilia was taken […]

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Slaughtering the innocent

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Slaughtering the innocent

Poachers have killed 300 gentle rhinoceroses since the beginning of 2014 in South Africa alone. So far this year, throughout the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, poachers have gunned down another 15,000 unsuspecting elephants. Lions are dying out, too. Fabled Africa, with its profusion of big game, is now imperiled by Asian greed, rampant corruption in […]

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The Pacific Alliance should be a win for Canada

The Pacific Alliance should be a win for Canada

It has been called the most ambitious trade initiative since NAFTA. When the Pacific Alliance was launched, two years ago, the four member countries already enjoyed free-trade agreements among themselves. So, naturally, some questioned the objective of the Alliance. The Pacific Alliance is the agreement between Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru to modernise and further […]

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Shipping help inside a tourist’s suitcase

Shipping help inside a tourist’s suitcase

When an Ottawa couple lost their 11-year-old daughter to a condition she’d had her whole life, they were understandably devastated. But it gave them some small solace — a bit of hope that her memory would be honoured — when they were able to donate the girl’s two wheelchairs to worthy recipients two worlds away. […]

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