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Quelling Africa’s apocalypse

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
Quelling Africa’s apocalypse

The horsemen of the apocalypse are galloping through Africa. There is abundant war, in Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and Somalia. There is pestilence and plague, with locusts swarming across northeastern and eastern Africa and the coronavirus, with its dangerous variants, […]

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The Quad: A new NATO?

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Quad: A new NATO?

The “Quad,” short for Quadrilateral Security Dialogue of India, Australia, Japan and the United States, recently held its first major summit to address mutual concerns about Beijing’s behaviour in the Indo-Pacific. The summit’s result could set the stage for a future mutual defence alliance, perhaps akin to NATO. The Quad first met in 2004 to […]

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Five gains COVID has conferred

Five gains COVID has conferred

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, we’ve endured lockdowns, restrictions, fear-mongering and business failures. Approximately 140 million people worldwide have had COVID and more than 3 million have died from it. While it may seem unlikely that anything good could come from the pandemic, there are changes […]

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Food trade: Who’s buying, who’s selling

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
Food trade:  Who’s buying,  who’s selling

As COVID further impacts the problems of malnutrition and hunger worldwide, Diplomat takes a look at what countries export the most agricultural products and what countries import the biggest number. Mid 18th-Century France witnessed the emergence of an eclectic group of economists. They sought to challenge the prevailing mercantilism, favouring high tariffs, subsidies and physical […]

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‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

Alena Liavonchanka became the chairwoman of the Belarusian Canadian Alliance in Toronto in 2017. In that capacity, she works with fellow Belarusians in Canada and worldwide to promote its culture, language, arts and to raise awareness about the political situation in Belarus. She studied biochemistry in Belarus and came to Canada as a post-doctoral fellow […]

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Right-wing extremism and the global threat

Right-wing extremism and the global threat

A Maru Public Opinion poll taken earlier this year showed that an overwhelming majority of Canadians now believe that domestic extremists and terrorists are more threatening than foreign ones. The poll did not ask Canadians what kind of extremists or terrorists they are most worried about. But an earlier poll in 2018 conducted by Angus […]

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Springing into travel mode

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Springing into travel mode

If spring has you hankering to hit the road, you’re in luck this year. The pandemic isn’t yet behind us, but travel opportunities — both real-life and virtual — are slowly opening up, and the long winter of our discontent will soon be a distant memory. Our suggestions for the coming months won’t take you […]

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The row over ‘Embassy Row’

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
The row over ‘Embassy Row’

Local residents and the National Capital Commission (NCC) remain at loggerheads over a proposal to turn 3.7 hectares of green space, west of downtown, into a new diplomatic precinct. In December, the NCC asked the city to rezone the land next to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in Mechanicsville to permit the eventual construction […]

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Complex flavours guarantee culinary success

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Complex flavours guarantee culinary success

As stay-at-home advisories continue, the focus on home dining has evolved to remarkable levels, not only through necessity, but also personal interest. At least occasionally for many, the desire to re-create menus at home that would emulate those offered when dining out has intensified. In this issue, I present three straight-forward, but unique, recipes featuring […]

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The boozy pivot from restaurant to bottle shop

The boozy pivot from restaurant to bottle shop

Like you, I’m sure, I, too, long to sit and dine with all the delights that entails. But the next best thing is to take a little piece of your favourite restaurant home to enjoy. Restaurants are already well-versed in finding the perfect bottle for your night out, so why not for your night in? […]

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