Mali Crisis

My Journey to War-Torn Mali

Gilles Clairoux | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Gilles Clairoux

I made the decision to undertake a journey that has thus far brought me from Bamako to Douentza. My purpose was to observe first-hand the impact of the past two years of disturbance on the ordinary people. This seemed like a great idea while I was sitting in Canada with a café au lait and reading the daily paper.

How a Journey to Mali Changed the Way I Give to Charity

Sydney Loney | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Sydney Loney

As a city-dwelling lifestyle journalist, I tend to write about high-end spa treatments and the like. So when my editor at Chatelaine asked if I knew anyone who would travel to Mali in West Africa to write about the food crisis there, I was as surprised as she was to hear the words "I'll go." My time there changed the way I think about charitable giving. Mali is plagued with misfortune and desperately needs our help.

Canada Says It Won't Be Drawn Into African War

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is not considering sending troops to Mali to help deal with the unfolding crisis in the West African nation, where Islamic extremists ...