Canada Mali

Canada Should Not Engage In Open-Ended UN Peacekeeping Missions

Mark Towhey | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been dragging his feet about deploying Canadian peacekeepers to Mali. Canada should never again contribute troops to the endless UN-led peace missions that pop up around the world. In 70 years of peacekeeping, I'm at a loss to think of a single mission that succeeded.

Canada Can't Remain An 'Island' As Conflict Sweeps Across Africa

Gilles Clairoux | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Impact
Gilles Clairoux

We cannot allow ourselves to become content to remain what the Canadian minister of defence has called "an island of stability in an ocean of turmoil." The Canadian government must make the decision to go or not to go in Mali, or elsewhere in Africa, to provide assistance to peace-support operations.

Canada's Next Peacekeeping Mission Could See Troops In Mali

Jonathan Wade | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

Last Thursday, Lieutenant General Paul Wynnyk became the commander of the Canadian Army and quickly stated the Canadian Army could possibly deploy troops in Africa. As a matter of fact, according to Wynnyk, a deployment to Africa was imminent. Although many regions in Africa would benefit from having Canadian soldiers on the ground, Mali has been mentioned on many occasions.

The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

A Small Village in Mali Is Farming Toward a Viable Food Future

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada
Development Unplugged

Agroecology is a vast body of science and knowledge that for farmers like Fanta Traoré in Mali, holds answers to the major problems facing the world's food system, among them persistent and growing rates of hunger and malnutrition, a huge ecological footprint, alarming climate change, and the increasing disenfranchisement of farmers. They use their ingenuity and time-tested knowledge to work with ecosystems, soils, seeds, water, and biodiversity, while producing food for communities and sustaining farm families on the land.

What It's Like Being a Hospital Patient in Mali

Gilles Clairoux | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Gilles Clairoux

In Bamako, Mali the Point G, a University Hospital Centre, is for many Malians the ultimate stop for their survival. However, in this very poor country, patients in public hospitals are required to pay for all the medical services, entry fees, lab tests and medications.

Awash In Refugees, Whose Needs Come First?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We are awash in refugees, today, especially with the disaster taking place in Syria. We have limited resources -- human and financial. We must priorit...

Starting Anew in Mali: A Nation Returns to Democracy

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

How do you have an election in a country with a literacy rate of 37%? And why would someone who lives in a mud hut without running water or electricity take the time and effort to vote for someone who in all likelihood will have little to no effect on his or her life? But when the time finally came, election day in Mali was fantastic.

Canada Gives Mali $10 Million

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute an additional $10 million to help stabilization efforts in Mali.The new funds were announced as international donors p...

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.

Mali: The People Behind the Headlines

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

We've seen an increasing amount in the news about Mali lately. A West African country in the grips of a conflict so brutal almost 400,000 people, mainly women and children, have had to flee their homes. With these concerns in mind, Plan has been stepping up our regular programs in Mali to help people through this period in their lives.

Extension Of Mali Mission Catches Opposition Off Guard

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay says a heavy-lift Canadian air force transport plane will continue to assist French forces in Mali for another ...

Most Canadians Against Sending Combat Troops To Mali: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new poll suggests most Canadians would oppose the deployment of combat troops to Mali to fight Islamist rebels.Fewer than one in five respo...

France as a Leader? Seriously?

Rondi Adamson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada
Rondi Adamson

Do I really want to live in a world in which France is a moral and military leader? I began to ask this question last July, when newly elected French...

WATCH: Rae Questions Baird's 'Courage' During Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Bob Rae questioned John Baird's courage Tuesday night during a debate in the House of Commons on Canada's role in the conflict in Mali. And say wha...

How Much Is Canada Ponying Up For Mali?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The total cost of providing a transport plane to aid international efforts in Mali is an estimated $18.6 million, says one of Canada's top so...

Another $13 Million To Mali

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada showed little appetite Tuesday for boosting its modest military assistance to Mali, choosing instead to provide $13 million in new hum...

Canada Extends Mali Mission

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's commitment of a giant Royal Canadian Air Force transport plane to support French military action in Mali — original...

Tories Poised To Extend Mali Mission

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The massive Canadian C-17 transport plane that's currently ferrying French war supplies to Mali has been seconded from regular duty in Canada...

Canadians, Get Out Now

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has evacuated most of its staff and their families from the embassy in Mali, and is urging any Canadians still in the ...

Canadian Cargo Dropped In Conflict Zone

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's C-17 heavy-lift military transport plane touched down on Malian soil for the first time Thursday carrying a French military armoured...

Media Bites: Are We Heroes, Or Was Mali Just On the Way?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If you like your tales of Canadian do-gooding to be humble and cutesy, I imagine you'll be charmed to learn that the primary reason why our air force intervened in Mali this week was because we were already in the neighbourhood. Once you begin to watch the headlines, it becomes harder to ignore the decidedly inelegant possibly that Canadian foreign policy is actually governed by much of the same lazy logic as the rest of Canadian life -- namely, we'll do whatever's cheap, fast, popular, and easy, and -- if time and cost permits -- right.

Boots On The Ground

CP | Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada

PARIS - French troops pressed northward in Mali toward territory occupied for months by Islamist militants on Wednesday, military officials said, anno...

Technical Difficulties

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

CFB TRENTON, Ont. - A C-17 military transport plane has finally lifted off en route to France as it makes its way to the troubled African country of M...

Mali Bound: Canadian Forces Joins Effort

CBC | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

The departure of a Canadian Forces C-17 transport plane with 35 personnel headed to support the French mission in Mali was delayed by mechanical probl...