Canada

By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Feb 5th, 2013
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The Thamils and the Sinhalese are divided on the basis of territory, language, religion, and culture. Veluppillai Thangavelu (TORONTO Tamil Canadian) – On February 4th, 1948, the 2.5 million Thamils of Ceylon exchanged their white masters (British) for the brown sahibs – the Sinhalese. Sr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Feb 2nd, 2013
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By Allison Martell and Teresa Carson REUTERS Squamish Elder Eugene Harry blesses photos of women missing from Vancouver’s downtown eastside, prior to the start of a commission of inquiry into their disappearance, many of them victims of serial killer Robert Pickton, in Vancouver, British Columb...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jan 26th, 2013
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Kathleen Wynne has won the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party and is set to become the province’s first female premier, after a closely fought race with Sandra Pupatello. Wynne, the 59-year-old MPP for Don Valley West, is a long-time party member who has had several cabinet roles, including mini...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jan 26th, 2013
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Mayor Rob Ford’s victory on the appeal of his conflict of interest conviction was always the best outcome. The three justices of the divisional court have given Ford, and Toronto, a second chance. The finely tuned legal decision, resting on a technicality, leaves some ambiguity about conflict of inte...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jan 16th, 2013
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Farooque Chowdhury Hundreds of indigenous women and girls were murdered in Canada. To many, it’s a baffling fact. Recently, there were proposals in the UK parliament to expand the use of secret court hearings in civil cases. In Greece, migrants and asylum seekers are being hounded by police and right...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Jan 7th, 2013
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OTTAWA – The head of the African Union is set to visit Ottawa this week. Thomas Yayi Boni’s meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper could bring a request for Canadian troops to be involved in an international mission in Mali. The United Nations Security Council backed a proposal in Dec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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King Mohammed VI has always confirmed Morocco’s commitment to the implementation of active cooperation and solidarity with the African space, stressing that the Kingdom has always been committed to the realization of the unity and solidarity of Africa. Morocco is resolutely committed to the imp...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 20th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor At long last, we now know what the NPP will go to the Supreme Court for. The party’s General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has enumerated three reliefs that the party will seek: The number of votes stolen for President Mahama to be deducted and those deducted from Nana Ak...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Nov 25th, 2012
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By Jayme Poisson At the end of a day spent talking about some of the most intractable issues in this city, Laurel Broten, the province’s education and now newly minted children and youth minister, gave this message to Toronto’s Somali community: “Today is just the beginning.” The remarks came at the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Nov 5th, 2012
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It was an overwhelming outpouring of grief for a woman no one really knew. Hundreds of members of the Eritrean community crammed into St. Michael’s Eritrean Orthodox church, near Jane St. and St. Clair Ave. W., to pray for Nighisti Semret, who was brutally murdered in Cabbagetown last month as she wa...