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Africa Goes Wireless

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2008 | 5:11 PM

Naabala is a traditional East African Maasai warrior. He has a bright red shukha blanket draped over his shoulder and a baton-like weapon, called a conga, tucked in his belt. As we walk together, his many necklaces jangle as he tells us about his first lion hunt - at the...

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The Sky's The Limit for Eco-Tourism

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2008 | 2:29 PM

With its lush forests and sparkling blue lakes, India's Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary could easily be mistaken for the Garden of Eden. Throw in the chance to see a tiger or two, and the park becomes a tourist hotspot.

But like the Biblical garden, the story of India's famed wildlife...

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Poor Roads and the Broken Path to Development

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2008 | 4:39 PM

Our drive through the picturesque Zomba region of southern Malawi, with its thick forests and rolling hills, is suddenly interrupted by ground so unstable we are thrown forward and backward in the seats of our truck.

It feels like an earthquake, but it's just a typical rural African...

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Women's Rights Still Lag Behind at ICC

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 1:03 PM

First there were the Nuremburg Trials. Then the Geneva Conventions. And finally, the Rome Statute.

These documents and events, spanning some 60 years, all mark watershed moments in the development of international humanitarian law. Building on one another, each is designed to protect civilians from the scourge of war.

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Real War Costs Divert Funds From Peace

(8) Comments | Posted February 11, 2008 | 9:44 PM

In war, things are rarely what they seem.

Back in 2003, in the days leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon adamantly insisted that the war would be a relatively cheap one. Roughly $50 billion is all it would take to rid the world Saddam Hussein, it...

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The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 5:29 PM

Like many people in Guatemala, Dona Blanca grows crops which are exported to companies in North America and Europe. But unlike most of them, she is paid fairly for her work.

That's because Dona grows aloe vera for The Body Shop - a leader in corporate social responsibility. The money...

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Indian State Serves as Development Model

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2008 | 6:38 PM

On a bright fall morning in the Indian state of Kerala, among bustling tea shops and markets, we watch as a remarkable daily ritual unfolds: long streams of children in their brightly coloured uniforms march steadily to school.

While a sight like this would be normal on any Canadian street,...

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Helping War's Most Vulnerable Victims

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2007 | 5:12 PM

Zainab Salbi grew up in the shadow of a tyrant.

As the young daughter of Saddam Hussein's private pilot, she was constantly at the whim of a man who regularly ordered the murder and rape of his own citizens. Salbi was expected to attend his palace parties, dine...

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Global Citizens

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2007 | 1:32 PM

The young woman stood alone in a silent, darkened auditorium, thousands of youth watching her as she lit a single candle that barely illuminated her face.

"I'm only one person. What difference can I make?" she quietly asked.

Then she turned to the four people closest to her and lit...

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Keeping Migrants Alive Goes Beyond Politics

(3) Comments | Posted November 23, 2007 | 11:39 AM

The drive into the desert on the northern edge of Mexico is a bumpy one. Most of the dirt roads are dry and have begun to crumble. The intense midday sun hangs overhead, making it difficult not to squint as we look out into the distance.

On the back of...

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Thope Lekau

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2007 | 6:30 PM

When opportunity knocked at Thope Lekau's door, she turned it into a bed and breakfast.

As we sit at her kitchen table, eating some of her legendary freshly baked cake, Thope tells us about the debilitating reputation South African townships have for being dangerous places to visit.

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Children Helping Children

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2007 | 9:00 AM

Our lives changed over a bowl of cereal.

It was a regular spring morning in the suburbs north of Toronto. The sun was shining after yet another frigid winter. As was his morning ritual, Craig ran down the stairs of his home, grabbed his breakfast, and sat down with the...

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