The Central African Republic is one of the four countries that are presently being considered for a Canadian peacekeeping mission. The others are Mali, whereas in the case of CAR there is currently no Canadian presence, as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, where there are token contingents of seven and eight Canadians respectively.
I never met Nelson Mandela but our paths crossed remotely on three occasions. Here is my salute to one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Encounters with Madiba I never met Nelson Mandela personally but our paths crossed remotely, just like the paths of millions of people the world over have crossed … [Read more…]
12 December 2013 In 2008, the CAR government and the donor community were engaged in an effort to prepare what would have been the most comprehensive SSR programme ever in a fragile, post-conflict country – if it had been implemented. The author, who worked in CAR at that time, discusses where the country is now … [Read more…]