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Guinea Protest: Soldiers Raped Women In Streets, Killed Dozens Of Protesters, Say Witnesses

Guinea’s government said Tuesday it would investigate why troops opened fire on protesters at a pro-democracy rally. A human rights group said 157 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured.

Where is my gold?

L’Afrique de l’Ouest a une abondance en ressources naturelles lucratives. La plupart des pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest dépendent des revenus provenant des industries extractives. Plutôt que profitables, ces ressources naturelles ont des effets dévastateurs sur la stabilité socioéconomique, politique et environnementale. Les industries extractives sont cause de corruption accrue. Ce secteur est aussi source [...]


Author/activist Yves Engler will speak on his new book “The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy” at Renaissance College (811 Charlotte St) on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm. The Fredericton book launching is organized by the Fredericton Peace Coalition. A review of the book appears in this week’s issue of the Montreal weekly The [...]

Canada in Africa

In mid December, Robert Fowler, a career Canadian diplomat who is currently the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Niger, and his aide Louis Guay, an official at Foreign Affairs, were abducted in Niger. They were kidnapped not long after visiting a mine operated by Montréal-based SEMAFO (Société d’exploitation minière-Afrique de l’Ouest). The president and [...]