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Visionary on a Mission - Introducing Saki Mafundikwa

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Impact
Beverley Golden

There are people who believe you can't go home again. Saki Mafundikwa isn't one of them. Born in Zimbabwe, he exhibited an extraordinary talent for drawing from an early age, yet his options appeared limited, as the idea of "design" was unknown.

Shame on the West for Ignoring Mass Murder

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

What have you heard about Burma, Tibet, Northern Cyprus? Even less than Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Don't look. Pretend it's not happening-or pretend that efforts at peace will work-if we just give it enough time. Rwanda took more than 100 days. The Jewish people waited five years. Syria has been in conflagration for three years. Talk. Talk. Talk. Well maybe there will be talk. But then who's listening. The media? There is a certain presence of an absence in far too many hot spots.

Bryan Adams Facing Backlash Over Zimbabwe Concert

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

A Zimbabwe concert this week by Bryan Adams is drawing criticism towards the singer with people believing performing the show is a sign of support tow...

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...

The Climate Change Dilemma for Investors

Sangita Iyer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In this sequel to my previous article, I shed light on some of the recent divestment decisions by European banks, sending a stern message to the fossi...

What Etobicoke Politics Have in Common With Zimbabwe

Obert Madondo | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Obert Madondo

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on the Etobicoke Centre vote dispute. A landmark 1995 by-election in Harare South, Zimbabwe, suggests that, in the interests of true democracy, Canada's highest court should uphold the decision by Justice Thomas Lederer of the Ontario Superior Court, who nullified the election result of the Toronto-area riding. In other words, voters must be the final arbiter in the dispute.

Zimbabwe's Best Surgeon, Ordered Back to Canada

Sarah Zelcer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Impact
Sarah Zelcer

In a country devastated by the AIDS crisis, The Salvation Army Howard Hospital in Zimbabwe is a shining example of community based cooperation and resilience. Under the leadership of Canadian trained physician Dr. Paul Thistle, this small Zimbabwean hospital has achieved an international reputation. But Thistle's abrupt dismissal from the Howard Hospital has led to a rapid decrease in medical services and has dealt devastating blow to the community. Thistle is the only surgeon in the region, and in his absence most elective and emergency surgery has ceased.

As an Immigrant, I Get More Respect than Canada's Aboriginals

Obert Madondo | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Obert Madondo

The upcoming 7th annual Ottawa Sisters in Spirit (SIS) vigil is a special event for me as a recent immigrant to Canada. It offers me the opportunity to reflect on what it means for my adopted country to embrace and heal me, while neglecting the perennial issue of the missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Canada restored that which Zimbabwe denied me for the first 32 years of my life: human dignity. But Canada cares for me, an immigrant, more than it cares for Aboriginal people. If there is another western country that has so many people from one racialized group missing or murdered and still has neither the political will nor strategy to find lasting a solution, please let me know.

What African Heads of State Won't Say at the UN General Assembly

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The opening of the UN General Assembly is taking place before us. Unfortunately, with one particular group of world leaders, in an area where they desperately need a makeover, one will probably not be forthcoming. Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon will not have the courage to stand up before his fellow African heads of state and proclaim that state-sanctioned bigotry and persecution of gays throughout Africa must become a relic of the past. Nor will Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda. But this is a time to give a voice to the voiceless.

Canadian Aid to Zimbabwe Won't Help Democracy

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

By reducing foreign aid to Zimbabwe, Canada is said to be threatening chances for democracy in that country after the next election, expected in 2013. The concern seems misguided. Canada has always maintained close and cordial relations with Zimbabwe, but this relationship hasn't advanced democracy in that country.

Part 5: Can the Commonwealth Survive Without the Queen?

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The Queen has not been particularly successful at keeping her realms and territories together -- inheriting 32, but now reigning over only half that many. It's entirely possible that the Commonwealth is no longer particularly relevant to the modern world and will slowly fade away into history.

Zimbabwe Drops Espionage Charges Against Ontario Firm

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A spy caper involving an Ontario telecommunications firm fizzled when authorities in Zimbabwe suddenly dropped espionage charges.Three Zimbab...

Canadian Telecom At Heart Of African Spy Scandal

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Authorities in Zimbabwe have dropped espionage charges it brought against three Zimbawean businessmen and Juch-Tech Inc. OTTAWA - The head ...

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.