Stephen Harper

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2013
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by MURRAY DOBBIN Of all the hypocrisies revealed by Stephen Harper, perhaps none are so morally offensive as his sudden, solemn respect for Nelson Mandela. We will never know how Harper would reconcile his past attitudes towards apartheid with his trip to South Africa to honour the iconic statesman a...
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In Djibouti
Dec 11th, 2013
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According to the South African government, here’s a list of the world leaders that attended Nelson Mandela’s memorial service: Afghanistan: President Hamid Karzai African Union Commission: Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Algeria: Abdelkader Bensalah, Speaker of the Council of the Nation Angola: Vice...
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Apr 13th, 2013
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By Simon Kent ,Toronto Sun TORONTO – It didn’t have to end in utter shame for the United Nations, but then old habits die hard – if you’ll pardon the pun. Exactly 19 years ago members of the rival Hutu and Tutsi peoples of Rwanda went to war. On April 7, 1994 they started fighting. Then they [....
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Mar 21st, 2013
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According to MoneySense magazine’s annual Best Places to Live in Canada rankings, the city of Calgary is now Canada’s top city. The ranking is based on hard data such as employment, housing prices, crime, weather and household income. Calgary jumped from 14th in last year’s list, du...
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In African Union (AU)
Jan 8th, 2013
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada is not considering a direct military mission in Mali, despite concern about al-Qaeda’s growing influence in the country. “The government of Canada is not considering a direct Canadian military mission,” Harper said Tuesday. “Obviously,...
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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...
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Oct 26th, 2012
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Pall bearers pause to touch the casket holding the remains of former Ontario Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander at his state funeral in Hamilton, Ontario October 26, 2012.
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By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Oct 11th, 2012
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DAKAR, Senegal – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has committed $20 million in Canadian aid money to help famine-stricken residents in Africa’s Sahel belt. Harper’s announcement came as he visited a United Nations centre in the Senegalese capital of Dakar on Thursday. The $20 million c...
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Oct 11th, 2012
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By Ismail Salami, Press TV In June 2008, Canada officially apologized for forcing 150,000 aboriginal children into ghastly residential schools where they were abused sexually, psychologically and physically. Residential schools were set up with the assumption that aboriginal culture failed to adapt t...
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Aug 11th, 2012
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With Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-day tour, the United States is in the midst of sending a strong signal that it sees the economic potential of Africa. It’s a message that our own federal government would do well to emulate, lest Canadian businesses be left behind. Even the U.S. is late to...