2018/08/05 – Canada will deploy up to 20 civilian police officers to support both the United Nations peacekeeping mission and the European Union training mission in Mali.
The contribution is in addition to the 250 aircrew and soldiers already assigned to the mission’s military helicopter detachment. Another 10 Canadian soldiers will serve at the UN headquarters in the war-torn west African country. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission »
2018/07/12 – A former double agent for Israel and Iraq won’t be in danger if he’s deported to Tunisia because no one would remember his “distant past” and the current regime has made efforts to address the use of torture against detainees, the Federal Court has heard.
“I’m not here to say things in Tunisia are wonderful. I’m not going to convince the court otherwise,” government lawyer Judy Michaely said Wednesday at a Toronto appeal hearing of Ottawa’s decision that Hussein Ali Sumaida’s life is not at risk if returned to Tunisia. Continuer à lire … « Canada / Tunisia – Double agent won’t be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told #Israel »
2018/06/26 – The German helicopter crews being relieved by Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali say they have struggled with delays in getting approval for life-saving medical evacuations as penny-wise UN officials wrangle over cost.
Some of those delays have lasted hours, they say — time that could mean the difference between life and death for injured peacekeepers in Mali’s harsh environment and barren landscape. Continuer à lire … « Mali – German peacekeepers warn about cost-conscious UN as more Canadians arrive in Mali »
2018/06/26 – Many of the Germans here previously served in Afghanistan, and say there are key differences, starting with the fact they have not fired a single shot or taken any fire GAO, Mali — The German helicopter crews being relieved by Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali say they have struggled with delays in getting approval for life-saving medical evacuations as pennywise UN officials wrangle over cost. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canadian peacekeepers arriving in Mali warned of isolation, weather, and UN red tape »
2018/06/25 – GAO, Mali — Canadian military helicopters will arrive in Mali next month to replace counterparts from Germany and Belgium who have been providing medical evacuations and other assistance to the UN operation there. Here is a breakdown of the 175 missions that the Germans and Belgians have conducted since March 2017:
16 were emergency medical flights that evacuated 43 injured peacekeepers.
134 were to transport supplies or equipment.
21 were to transport reconnaissance teams.
4 were to transport explosive ordinance teams.
Sahel-Elite / Image: Reporters talk to a German soldier at the helipad at the UN base in Gao, Mali, on Monday, June 25, 2018, where Canadian troops are arriving to replace the Germans and take part in a UN stabilization mission. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS
2018/06/24 Selling the public on the Mali mission will get underway pretty soon. The African mission is the Liberal government’s high-profile initiative to show Canada supports the United Nations. The government is concentrating on generating as much positive publicity as it can for Canada’s contribution, which also coincides with a Liberal election promise to do with the UN. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Selling the public on the Mali mission – Gen. Vance expected to head to Mali with journalists »
2018/06/15 – Canadian Company, StarCore Nuclear Inc. has proposed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the rollout of 23 small modular reactor nuclear power stations to help provide electricity supply which will be accessible to millions of Nigerians who currently have unreliable or no access to electricity. Continuer à lire … « Canadian firm, StarCore proposes 23 mini nuclear power plants for Nigeria »