Podcast
Adam Sneyd on Cotton, Globalization and Clothing Poverty.
Face2Face | Adam talks about his book Cotton, its empire, commodities and politics, "clothing poverty" and anti-globalization and why we need to be concerned about how the world works.
Podcast
Canadian mining companies in Africa
Redeye Collective | Yves Engler says the Canadian International Development Agency has been using public money to assist Canadian mining interests in Africa and Latin America. Yves Engler is author of Canada in Africa.
Podcast
Image: Mama Congo
Redeye Collective | Canadian mining companies have $3 billion in assets in Congo. Maurice Carney says this means Canadians have a unique opportunity to support the nascent democracy movement there.
Blog
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Yves Engler | What should we make of the Trudeau government's plan to join a UN stabilization mission in Mali, Congo, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic or South Sudan?
Blog
Photo: Steve Harris/flickr
Yves Engler | While the three-page spread included an undated photo of Sonja Bata and her husband on the "African continent," it ignored how the Toronto company took advantage of European rule to set up shop.
Columnists
June Chua | Giants of Africa is a sports documentary all right, but it's a very human one that you won't forget. Why? The heartbreaking faces of its basketball players will be seared into your memory.
Blog
Congo's first democratically elected PM, Patrice Lumumba
Yves Engler | Canada played a significant role in ONUC and Congo PM Patrice Lumumba's assassination, which should be studied by progressives demanding Ottawa increase its participation in UN "peacekeeping."
Blog
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Yves Engler | While Canadian companies exploit African resources for their own benefit this country’s charities call on us to join Africa “hope” walks.
Blog
Canadian-owned opencast mine in Yatela, Mali.
Yves Engler | A "spin-sploiter": a Westerner who publicly professes humanitarian ideals all the while exploiting Africa.
Blog
Yves Engler | Benin City was the site of the largest earthworks carried out prior to the mechanical era, and a Canadian helped sack it as part of pacification of West Africa in 1901.
Podcast
Canada in Africa
Redeye Collective | The Canadian government says its aid helps Africa to increase food security and stimulate economic growth. In his new book, Yves Engler argues that this is largely public relations spin.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Privately sponsored refugees from countries like Somalia and Eritrea can face a five-year wait before they're able to come to Canada. Even government-assisted refugees from Africa can wait 18 months.