Mae Azango was in Toronto recently to receive an award for courageous reporting from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Azango’s undercover expose of female circumcision in her home country of Liberia has resulted in death threats and forced her into hiding and her nine year old daughter into the care of relatives
What motivated us? Knowledge. We made the same discovery that led Sir Francis Bacon to make his famous quote in 1597, “Knowledge is power.” We were empowered by what we had learned, and it gave us the confidence to take a risk we would never have taken before.
CANADA DELIVERS ON ITS COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PITTSBURGH – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Canada will provide the African Development Bank more lending room to respond to the pressures of the global economic crisis. This action to temporarily triple callable capital for the Bank reinforces Canada’s London G20 commitment to