Gerry Caplan

Gerald Caplan has an MA in Canadian history and a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an author, teacher, media commentator, and social and political activist with a lifelong commitment to African development. He is preoccupied with genocide and genocide prevention, particularly the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about which he has frequently written. He has been a consultant on African development issues to many United Nations agencies as well as to the African Union. His latest book is called The Betrayal of Africa. He writes a weekly online column for the Globe and Mail.

Gerry Caplan
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Jul 14, 2014
Omar Al-Bashir, Sudanese President

'Big Men' of Africa betray it still

Gerry Caplan
The struggle to free Africa of the yoke of colonialism is one of the great forgotten causes of the twentieth century. But Africa's leaders continue to betray its people.
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Jun 13, 2014
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The Liberals were lucky -- but so was Ontario

Gerry Caplan
The role of luck in politics has rarely been so obvious. Just a handful of votes were the difference between a Hudak minority and today's Liberal majority.
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May 19, 2014
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Conservative hat trick in the cards for Ontario

Gerry Caplan
Hudak and Harper and Ford, oh my! Would Ontario really inflict such a neocon dystopia on themselves? In a province where Ford's re-election has not been laughed off, anything is possible.

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