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2016: au moins 87 cas d’attaques contre les journalistes en RDC

Ph. Munor Kabondo. *English Translation below   Par Munor Kabondo « Au moins 87 cas d’attaques contre les journalistes et contre..

November 15, 2016 with 0 Comments

Situation des journalistes congolais pendant les échauffourées du 19 au 20 septembre à Kinshasa

Par Munor Kabondo Kinshasa, capitale de la République Démocratique du Congo, a été au centre des échauffourées qui ont éclaté lundi..

October 3, 2016 with 0 Comments

Lengo: a worthy goal

By: Jared Knoll ARUSHA – Hope can be hard to come by for children in Sub-Saharan Africa, but one Tanzanian man has gone back to his..

February 11, 2014 with 0 Comments

African youth fight poverty through education

By: Jared Knoll “I believe that this young, brave and educated generation can make change in society and make the world a better..

January 30, 2014 with 1 Comment

Death by numbers

By: Carolyn Thompson and John Van Dusen ACCRA – More Ghanaians die from diseases related to diarrhea than any other cause of death,..

January 15, 2014 with 0 Comments

Crooked scales

By: Carolyn Thompson and John Van Dusen ANKASA – Ghana’s cocoa farmers say purchasers are stealing from them using improperly..

January 14, 2014 with 1 Comment

Diving to new depths of human rights

By: Jared Knoll ZANZIBAR – Working for human rights is not the exclusive domain of the 30 per cent of our world that is dry land. In the..

January 6, 2014 with 0 Comments

Art and environmentalism, haven for local youth

By: Jared Knoll ARUSHA – Environmental pollution is a burgeoning problem in East Africa, from toxic landfills to widespread..

December 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

Press Freedom in the East African Community: 2013 Rankings

By Rosella Chibambo

December 18, 2013 with 0 Comments

On the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: Tanzanian sex workers face violence and stigma

By Rosella Chibambo

December 17, 2013 with 0 Comments

Challenges to press freedom in Tanzania: a primer

While Tanzania is not the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist, there are serious, and sometimes deadly, challenges to..

December 11, 2013 with 0 Comments

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On Tuesday, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, and the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Click here to see..

December 9, 2013 with 0 Comments

Memories of WWII refugees live on in Tanzania

ARUSHA – On the fringes of a small Tanzanian village called Tengeru lie buried 150 Polish war refugees, who did their best to make a..

November 28, 2013 with 8 Comments

Naval death reinforces need for safety policy

By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA – A naval worker whose life jacket malfunctioned was swept away by strong currents after the life boat he..

November 14, 2013 with 0 Comments

« Les Moineaux», enfants exploités pour les travaux ménagers aux homes de l’Université de Kinshasa

Par Charlène Taty Kinshasa, RDC – Le travail des enfants prend de plus en plus de l’ampleur en République Démocratique du Congo..

September 18, 2013 with 1 Comment

A modern day Mother Teresa: Tanzania’s Sister Martha

By Adam Bemma ARUSHA, Tanzania – Meet Martha Mganga. She’s a 50-year-old Tanzanian woman with albinism. She’s not afraid to use..

May 21, 2013 with 2 Comments

Abramz, the teacher

By GARRETT BARRY Abramz Tekya remembers sneaking into his uncle’s bathroom when he was a boy, picking up a toothbrush, and lip syncing..

December 12, 2012 with 1 Comment

Peace vs. Justice: Where should we draw the line?

Audrey Folliot | Network Coordinator Lawyer Benjamin Ferencz once wrote: “There can be no peace without justice, no justice without law,..

December 3, 2012 with 0 Comments

South Sudan – New Nation, Old Wounds

Shaun Malley | Contributor The Republic of South Sudan has barely reached its six-month anniversary of independence but is already bleeding..

December 3, 2012 with 0 Comments

Operation safe house Haiti: from internship to home

Eric White | Contributor Like many young philanthropists, Morgan Wienberg of Whitehorse, Yukon, was a teenager who wanted to make a..

December 3, 2012 with 0 Comments

World Press Photo exhibit 2012 highlights

Leita Boucicaut | Contributor The past year has been rife with tragedies, both natural and man-made. The fallout from the Arab Spring is..

December 3, 2012 with 0 Comments

Radio Static

by SANDRA FERRARI Community radio stations in Ghana are fighting to expand but so far the airwaves are being blocked Community radio..

October 1, 2012 with 0 Comments

More Than Numbers

by JOSÉE ST-ONGE The Naxi Youth in China are seeing high drop-out rates. In Canada, First Nations people are facing the same problems...

October 1, 2012 with 0 Comments

The Bias of Human Dignity

Tamil across the country are fighting cultural misconceptions on many fronts. as war rages in their own country, Tamil Canadians are..

October 1, 2012 with 0 Comments

Write The Wrong

by RAQUEL FLETCHER Unearthing corruption in Ghana means pursuing the stories that count. Despite challenges some Takordi journalist refuse..

September 25, 2012 with 0 Comments

Hope is welcomed by Tshwane Medical Clinic

By EMILY COOK PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The Tshwane Medical Clinic received more than food parcels today, as a team from organization Hope..

May 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

‘Water Babies’

by Chris Tse Children with Mental Disabilities in Ghana are being abandoned by parents and the government M’Adyoa was just three years..

February 25, 2012 with 0 Comments

Singing the Song of Injustice

By Robin Pierro Robin Pierro shares one of her experiences from filming a documentary in Kibera, Kenya. Her documentary, “The Voice of..

April 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

Inching Towards Democracy

By Kallee Lins International media including the New York Times and The Guardian praised Ghana’s latest elections in 2008 as being..

February 4, 2010 with 0 Comments

Feeding Bellies, Nurturing Minds

By Ashley Grzybowski Lunch is served to students at the Biihe Primary School in Ghana’s Upper West. For many of the students, this will..

February 3, 2010 with 0 Comments

Opportunity in Organics

Ghana’s investment in organic farming could transform the country’s agriculture sector and improve the country’s economy dramatically..

January 3, 2010 with 0 Comments

GHANA, A COUNTRY OF HOPE: A Special Three-Part Report

In summer 2010 three Canadian students travelled to Ghana with the jhr university internship. Along with interning at a local radio station..

January 2, 2010 with 0 Comments

To free the children, education is key

Craig Kielburger’s been fighting for children since he was a child himself BY KATIE HYSLOP Twelve-year-old Craig Kielburger was looking..

April 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

Maintaining the garden city

  Canada’s oldest social housing project creates obstacles for the youth of Toronto’s inner city BY ANDREW RUSK The eastbound ride..

April 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

Camping for literacy

BY KAREN MOXLEY A tent the size of a small cabin seemed starkly out of place in the quiet, carpeted entrance of the University of British..

April 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

Ekalavya Nyasa

BY VINITA BIJUR   The classroom is abuzz with energy and excitement.Students laugh loudly and make grinding sounds as they move their..

April 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

A Lost Boy finds his purpose

BY JODIE MARTINSON William Pioth was 32 years old when he went backto visit for the first time in 2008. After the long flight from..

April 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

Glue The Huelepegas of Managua

PHOTO ESSAY BY TREVOR SNAPP “At first I felt great sniffing glue. I felt I could do anything; nowI feel nothing.” Sergio has been..

March 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

Working the streets at 15 A memoir

BY YASUKO THANH PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS BY JORGE AMIGO I throw all of my money onto Jesse Diamond’s lap, his Hugo Boss pants. It’s called..

February 9, 2009 with 0 Comments

International Intervention: The Need for a Long-Term Vision

by Tamara Ramusovic It has been said over and over: never again. Yet, once again a deadly conflict rages and thousands are being..

September 24, 2006 with 0 Comments

Education & Cameras for Township Youth

By: Allie Morse Think of ten friends. Now imagine four are dying. This is how HIV/AIDS is ravishing Khayelitsha, South Africa’s fastest..

September 24, 2006 with 0 Comments

Our First Peoples: A Second Glance

by Dustin Milligan “Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the..

September 24, 2006 with 0 Comments