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No NATO war machine in Libya

Banghazi, Libya, on February 28, 2011. Photo Al Jazeera/Flickr.
It is not the Gadhafi regime that worries Harper and his allies, but a revolutionary people’s movement.

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Access-to-medicine bill is mired in Parliamentary red tape

Photo: fauxto_digital/Flickr

A parliament battle currently raging gives the impression that the Conservative government isn't keen on delivering affordable drugs to children dying from HIV in the rest of the world.

Of course, many members of the public disagree, especially the 30,261 signatories of a petition calling for the government to support Bill C-393.


World AIDS Day -- Remember Africa

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Here in Canada, we have a choice about how actively to be involved in the issues of AIDS.

The rate of death from AIDS in Canada has declined dramatically. Our public education and health systems -- despite threats from cuts and privatization -- have still been able to carry out broad programs of AIDS education and treatment. Anti-retroviral drugs are freely available.

Thanks to the impressive work of AIDS activists, the stigma and mystery surrounding AIDS have largely disappeared. Although communities with high levels of poverty, homelessness and unemployment are still very vulnerable, the majority of our members do not live in daily fear of this life-threatening virus.

The AIDS crisis in Africa


Coverage of the World Cup left out few African stereotypes

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa -- Cameroon vs Netherlands at Cape Town Stadium. Photo: Mikkelz/Flickr

On the weekend the 2010 FIFA World Cup ends here are a few reflections...

Four years ago, Canadian viewers of the Soccer World Cup were treated to colour commentary on how the Togolese might struggle with 26 Celsius heat of Northern Germany. Although sports commentary frequently has such inanities, coverage of this World Cup, in South Africa, has had more insidious issues particularly regarding the portrayal of African nations. Canadian media coverage is damaged by continued ignorance of Africa, stereotyping and double-standards which are at times dehumanizing.

The myth of one Africa


Observations from the G20 march: From Queen's Park to The Congo

Along with a friend, my partner, and my 30-year-old son, I attended the rally at Queen's Park on Saturday, June 26, 2010 and the subsequent march. I confess to being somewhat fearful about attending, what with all the warnings about expected violence and public safety, but it was exactly because of that fear that I felt I had to attend.


Continental aside: No room for Africa at the G20 Table

L to R:  Simekinala Kaluzi, GCAP Malawi, Eshetu Bekele, GCAP Ethiopia, Kumi Naidoo, GCAP co-chair; International Executive Director, Greenpeace, Sonia  Kwami, GCAP Africa Project, Ghana, Dennis Howlett, Make Poverty History. Photo: Jennifer Henderson.

The G20 is failing Africa, both in terms of delivering on development promises and in providing the African Union with a permanent voice within the international political club. This was the message delivered by the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) members during a Saturday press conference at the Toronto summit's Alternative Media Centre.

"Africa, as a continent, just as the EU does, should have a permanent seat at the table. Over 52 states are excluded. Countries rich in natural resources that the whole world has benefited from are excluded. Countries rich in human resources are excluded," said Sonia Kawami, GCAP Project Co-ordinator for Ghana.


Libya, Pan Africanism, African Unity and the quest for peace with Professor Horace Campbell

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Dunton Tower, Room 2017, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
45° 23' 0.7152" N, 75° 41' 51.0612" W

The Institute of African Studies presents a talk entitled “Libya, Pan Africanism, African Unity and the quest for peace.” This is a part of the African Studies Umeme: African Flashpoints Series .

7:00 PM
February 10, 2015
Dunton Tower, Room 2017 ("Arts Lounge")
Carleton University

About Horace Campbell

Africafiles: The Pulse

Fighting the Ebola epidemic through journalism

January 13, 2015
| As the Ebola outbreak continues to hit West Africa, local reporters fight the epidemic through journalism.
Length: 16:33 minutes (15.17 MB)
Africafiles: The Pulse

The Ethiopian village founded on equality

September 26, 2014
| Awra Amba, a community in northern Ethiopia, has rejected aid and embraced equality for more than 40 years.
Length: 19:40 minutes (18.02 MB)
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