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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
Feb 1st, 2013
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.
Jan 26th, 2013
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.
Sep 19th, 2012
Canada is the new Africa in China's quest for oil
What Africa can teach China about the CNOOC-Nexen bid.
Sep 3rd, 2012
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...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 29th, 2008
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.
Nov 24th, 2011
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.
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 26th, 2011
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...
Oct 1st, 2011
What would Jesus do?
Time to help thy neighbour
Sep 13th, 2011
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...
Aug 30th, 2011