Africa

Egypt's new foodie trend blends East and West: PHOTOS

A taste of Egypt's new culinary movement and what it means for the ever-changing revolutionary nation

Egypt's chronic public service nightmare leaves citizens by wayside

Train, car crashes and a building collapse lead Egyptians to wonder who's watching out for them.

Talking with Moroccan free speech activist Maria Karim, a day before her trial

A voice of Morocco's democracy movement speaks to VO the day before her trial.

Canada is the new Africa in China's quest for oil

What Africa can teach China about the CNOOC-Nexen bid.

International Women's Day: Wangari Maathai's story goes on through Wangari Maathai Day

As International Women's Day approaches, the African Union has announced that March 3rd, Africa Environment Day, will "henceforth be conjunction with remembering Prof. Wangari Maathai."  Calling...

The demise of the African forest elephant as seen from Vancouver

UBC zoologist Dr. René Beyers explains the obstacles facing the conservation of Africa's most symbolic animal.

Giving thanks for Wangari Maathai, unending source of inspiration

On Thanksgiving, I'm stopping to remember the late Wangari Maathai, a constant source of inspiration to me since I spent three incredible weeks with her in the nineties.

Muslim Scholar Abdullahi An-Naim puts the shari’a in its place

In recent years, Canadians have had a public and heated debate on the possibility of shari’a courts for Muslim family disputes. For many, the term “shari’a” is usually associated with law, which is...

What would Jesus do?

Time to help thy neighbour

Qaddafi loyalists get ultimatum

The National Transition Council of Libya has given loyalists to Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi until Saturday to surrender to rebel forces and transfer control of Qaddafi's...