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

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.
Faris Ahmed

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

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

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.
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Canada Gives Mali $10 Million

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute an additional $10 million to help stabilization efforts in Mali.The new funds were announced as international donors prepare to meet this week in Brussels on how to reb...
Gilles Clairoux

My Journey to War-Torn Mali

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.
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Mali: The People Behind the Headlines

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.

France as a Leader? Seriously?

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 President Francois Hollande spoke at a ceremony m...
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Another $13 Million To Mali

OTTAWA - Canada showed little appetite Tuesday for boosting its modest military assistance to Mali, choosing instead to provide $13 million in new humanitarian aid to help with food and health care fo...
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Canadian Special Forces In Mali: Sources

OTTAWA - Canada's special forces are on the ground in Mali to help protect Canadian personnel who are already operating in the troubled African country, say sources within the Department of National D...
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Canada Extends Mali Mission

OTTAWA - The Harper government's commitment of a giant Royal Canadian Air Force transport plane to support French military action in Mali — originally just a one-week assignment — has been extended to...
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Tories Poised To Extend Mali Mission

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 and elsewhere for the next three months.The decis...
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Canadians, Get Out Now

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 country to get out now.The Department of Foreign A...
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Media Bites: Are We Heroes, Or Was Mali Just On the Way?

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.
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Boots On The Ground

PARIS - French troops pressed northward in Mali toward territory occupied for months by Islamist militants on Wednesday, military officials said, announcing the start of a land assault that will put s...
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Technical Difficulties

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 Mali.The departure was delayed for several hours to...