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UN hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

UN hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

July 12, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

UN NEWS CENTRE
 
The laying down of arms and the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba on 23 June 2016 was …

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“Come from Away” slight from Atlantic Canadians is damning

July 18, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

In recent weeks, Nova Scotia MP., Scott Brison, has opened up debate, suggesting the phrase “come from away” (CFA) should be banned from Atlantic Canadian vocabulary. He’s on a mission to change that.
That provocative label …

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UN hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

July 12, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
UN hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

UN NEWS CENTRE
 
The laying down of arms and the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba on 23 June 2016 was …

The creation of more states in South Sudan is undermining peace

July 12, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
The creation of more states in South Sudan is undermining peace

By Alice Su
TEREKEKA, June 2016
IRIN

Three flags fly in a dirt lot outside the local administrator’s office in the South Sudanese town of Terekeka. The middle one is especially bright: a new green flag emblazoned with …

Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre unveils murals by native artists which narrate their stories

July 12, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment
Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre unveils murals by native artists which narrate their stories

By a Staff Reporter

This is What I Wish You Knew—a legacy project giving voice to Halifax’s Indigenous Community was launched at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre on Gottingen Street in Halifax on June 21. The …

Muslim-Canadian women feel targeted, inferior and discriminated

July 12, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
Muslim-Canadian women feel targeted, inferior and discriminated

New Canadian Media
By Danica Samuel in Toronto
 
When Sheema Khan told audience members at the Aga Khan Museum that the men sitting at one of her last lectures refused to face her, the entire room cringed.
Khan, …

Angry Britons may have set off a global recession with their fit of pride

July 12, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
Angry Britons may have set off a global recession with their fit of pride

June 2016
By Chris Tomlinson
Houston Chronicle, Tribune Content Agency
 
My God, Britain, what have you done?
Subjects of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II have voted to leave the European Union after joining it 42 years ago. Blue collar …

World Refugee Day: mobilizing support for millions of displaced people

June 17, 2016 – 6:28 am | Comments Off
World Refugee Day: mobilizing support for millions of displaced people

Robin Arthur
Editor
The global community will observe World Refugee Day on June 20 to call attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. There are now about 60 million people displaced around the world.
In …

Sadiq Khan’s election as London Mayor is a slap in the face for Islamic militants

June 15, 2016 – 6:40 pm | Comments Off
Sadiq Khan’s election as London Mayor is a slap in the face for Islamic militants

New Canadian Media Commentary
by Shenaz Kermalli in Toronto
Followers of Islamic State (IS) or Al Qaeda may never admit it, but the election victory of Sadiq Khan as mayor of a city as great — …

Venezuela may collapse into “waves of deadly violence”

June 15, 2016 – 6:34 pm | Comments Off
Venezuela may collapse into “waves of deadly violence”

By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
Los Angeles Times
Venezuela, already reeling from shortages of basic goods and electricity, plunged further into chaos late May as police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro clashed in the capital, …

Ms Lauryn Hill brings star power to Halifax Jazz fest in July

June 15, 2016 – 6:31 pm | Comments Off
Ms Lauryn Hill brings star power to Halifax Jazz fest in July

The TD Halifax Jazz Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016.
This year promises more world-class artists at the festival and brings the sound of music to the streets of Halifax. The TD Halifax Jazz Festival …

15 years strong for Halifax’s Lebanese Festival

June 15, 2016 – 6:24 pm | Comments Off
15 years strong for Halifax’s Lebanese Festival

This summer marks the 15th anniversary of the Lebanese Festival, which opens on July 7, at the Olympic Community Centre on 2304 Hunter Street in Halifax.
This year features a wider food menu and some other …