Nigeria Outlaws Everything Gay

CP | Michelle Faul, The Associated Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Politics

LAGOS, Nigeria - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada is "deeply concerned" by a new law in Nigeria, signed by the president without announ...

Nigeria's a Mess -- But Don't Blame the Oil

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

The tragedy in Nigeria is less about the oil itself than it is about failed governance. Without radical improvements in public policy, Nigeria will continue to be a poor destination for investment. That's bad for everyone. But don't blame the petroleum for the problems there -- blame the public policy.

Emergency Action Plan For Polio: Effort To Eradicate Disease Moves Forward

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Living

Partners in the effort to finally rid the world of polio are taking another step today, launching an emergency action plan strategists hope will prope...

Nigeria Fashion Week Turns Spotlight On African Designers

CP | Yinka Ibukun, The Associated Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Style

LAGOS, Nigeria - Africa-influenced fashion, from Yves St. Laurent's 1960s collections to Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam's Spring 2012 shows, have been...

To Learn to Flush, You Need a Toilet

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada
Michael Bociurkiw

The world has reached the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water, five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. While that is good news, millions of people, for instance, still live without a toilet. Not a very sexy topic -- but one which is of great concern if the world is to meet goals on reducing under-five mortality.

The Wrath of Spam Mail

Peter Worthington | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living
Peter Worthington

I received an email saying the Singlaubs were in London and had been robbed, lost their passports, and their hotel wouldn't help. I was surprised and concerned, until my son-in-law persuaded me this was likely a scam. On checking, his email identification had a letter reversed, so it was slightly different. A phony.

Not Too Late for Europe to Back Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Politics
Kathryn Marshall

If there's any oil that Europeans should be worried about, it's all the bloody conflict oil entering its borders and that it will continue to depend on as long as they insist on closing their doors to ethical, Canadian oil.

Canada's Dirty and Dangerous Oil Sands

Ben Amunwa | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada
Ben Amunwa has a reputation for using just about anything to promote Canada's tar sands. This Monday it was my turn to get 'tarred' as the website's spokesperson Kathryn Marshall declared herself to be on "the very same page" as me. The assertion could not be further from the truth.

Save the World, Support Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Business
Kathryn Marshall

What makes Canadian oil so ethical isn't because all the oil producers here are naturally inclined to uphold the highest standards of worker rights and environmental stewardship. It's because Canada expects that of them and, in many cases, demands it of them through publicly backed regulation.

The Quest for the Next Einstein in Africa

Rohinton Medhora | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Rohinton Medhora

Tthere is something compelling about imagining an untapped genius somewhere in Africa, waiting to be nurtured and whose contributions to humankind cannot yet be imagined.

African Voices Speak Loud and Clear, but Who's Listening?

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada
Anya Wassenberg

If we'd been paying attention to African artists, musicians and filmmakers, we'd be far less tempted to believe our fond delusions of "good dictators" or "strong leaders" who keep the peace in Africa. We'd understand the level of political instability and where it comes from.