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Julia Smith | Julia Smith speaks about the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and her experiences working with the community there.
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David Peck | Ian speaks to development issues of all kinds, sustainability, how to lie with statistics and the future of development.
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Redeye Collective | Herakles Farms aims to establish a huge palm oil plantation in one of the poorest countries in Africa. Frederic Mousseau calls the project a land grab that will make billions of dollars for investors.
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Roger Annis | France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali six weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting.
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Roger Annis | France's Le Monde newspaper argues for a long-term, Haiti-style tutelage of Mali. The Harper government in Ottawa can be expected to fall seamlessly into line.
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Gerry Caplan | Do France's objectives for Operation Serval, its military intervention in Mali, make sense? This question matters to everyone, not least to the countries from which France is seeking assistance.
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Roger Annis | A state of emergency prevails in Mali, declared by the governing regime. Meanwhile France continues bombing and Canada extends its involvement.
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Gerry Caplan | Another interminable foreign war by the white world against another group of Muslims is certain to fuel even more extremism, to provoke retaliation and to exacerbate the humanitarian disaster.
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Roger Annis | Canadian troops have participated in military exercises in west Africa since at least 2008. In 2009, Mali was named one of six “countries of focus” in Africa for Canadian aid.
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The C-17 military transport plane. (Photo: Wikipedia)
Derrick O'Keefe | Canada has joined another military intervention. We need far more debate and discussion about foreign policy in this country.
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Three Continents, 2009 by El Anatsui
Cara Waterfall | The Ghanaian sculptor reworks rubbish into traditional-style hangings to unearth the future from the rubble of consumerism. An exhibition of his influential work is on at the Royal Ontario Museum.