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Elizabeth McSheffrey

Elizabeth McSheffrey is a journalist from Ottawa passionate about human rights, current affairs and travel. Her work has been published by news outlets all over the world including BBC, CBC, CBS, CTV, The Globe and Mail, VICE News, and dpa International. Her experience includes print, radio, television work across Canada, East and West Africa.

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Liberals under fire after Vancouver School Board gets bank loan

B.C. NDP critic brings Ministry of Education under fire for Vancouver school board's decision to take on new debt
Somalis in Kenya fear persecution after Al-Shabaab terrorist attack

From Kitsilano to Kenya: a Somali fears persecution after Al-Shabaab attack

Al-Shabaab has killed more than 400 people on Kenyan soil, often citing Kenya’s “unspeakable atrocities” against ethnic Somalis and East African Muslims as the reason for their brutal retaliation.