Tackling Mental Illness In The World's Toughest Places

Megan Radford | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

Mental illness takes a significant toll on your ability to function in any job. When you're a single mom and have the added pressure of being the sole breadwinner, depression, anxiety and PTSD can cripple your ability to cope.

Tunisia's Democratic Success Has Not Lifted Its Economic Malaise

Fred McMahon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Fred McMahon

Western media interpreted the Arab Spring as a drive for democracy, but protesters were mainly motivated by lack of opportunity and jobs in dead crony-capitalist and crony-socialist systems. Tunisia's economy has gotten worse since the Arab Spring, beset by strikes, a tourist industry hobbled by terrorist attacks, and failure to make meaningful reform.

Lack Of Economic Vision Threatens Stability In Tunisia

Fred McMahon | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Fred McMahon

Despite the courageous and tireless efforts of many members of Tunisia's civil society, real democratic stability will fail in Tunisia unless economic policy shifts from milking an impoverished state and stifling economic freedom to creating conditions for meaningful productive employment for all.

What the Arab Spring Taught Us About the Right to Earn a Living

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

As reported by his friend Jamil, another vendor, Bouazizi's ultimate, exasperated plea just before he lit himself on fire illustrated eloquently the economic roots of the uprising that came to be called the Arab Spring: "How do you expect me to make a living?" It is a plea the newly minted Tunisian government would do well to keep in mind as it begins to govern.

Will Tunisia Become an Islamic Dictatorship?

Gilles Clairoux | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada
Gilles Clairoux

The Tunisian government is now at a critical juncture. It will have to decide whether to continue pushing for an Islamic dictatorship through the drafting of a new constitution; or to recalibrate its vision for the country's future and pursue the implementation of an Islamic democracy that reflects the population's will.

Having Coffee with Kofi Annan

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

I was one of the lucky few who was invited to attend a rare opportunity to have a roundtable discussion with former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who was in Toronto for an exclusive speaking engagement as part of an ongoing speakers series. Annan answered our questions which covered various hot button topics including the ways towards a successful society, Iran, Romney and China. Here is what he said.

There Are a Lot More than Tunics at this Tunisian Fashion Show!

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Style

For the second consecutive year, Tunis's historic Acropolium de Carthage has been the theatre of a week's worth of fashion extravaganza and talent. Attracting style aficionados of all ages, sexes and fashion orientations as well as local and international press, the 4th edition of Fashion Week Tunis 2012 is still the talk of the town in now-oh-so-famous Tunisia.

A Chat With Tunisian Fashion Designer Salah Barka

Ramp1885.com | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Style

By Amel Gaaloul and Moez Achour Moez and I didn't personally know Salah until recently, but we had caught sight of him many times, whether on adverti...

2012 Brings Gloom

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Wanna know how 2012 is likely to be? Judging from how 2011 ended, 2012 as it unfolds is going to be a year that doesn't look very encouraging to anyone who isn't a congenital optimist.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Arab Spring

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

We have seen such coordination in times of open war, responses to cross-border aggression, and need for territorial defence. But this was different. Neither Egypt nor Libya was attacking anyone else -- this time it was what they were doing to their own people that prompted international action.

Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Uncertainty of the "Arab Spring"

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

While observers optimistically described these events as the "Arab Spring," my colleague Clifford May has aptly remarked, "I don't see any red robins yet." Indeed, my co-workers have labeled these events more neutrally as "the Great Arab Revolt."

Bringing the Right Investment to the Arab World

Bessma Momani | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

Canadian businesses should invest in increasing the productive capacity of the Arab world because there is immense opportunity with an educated and eager workforce. The challenge will be to ensure that Canadian investors do not appear complicit in the political trappings of the inefficiencies of the Arab bureaucracies.

Not A Very Happy Ramadan For Arab World

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - From Syria to Libya and Egypt, the uprisings and unrest gripping the Arab world have cast a pall on the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy mont...