World News – October 30, 2021

New COVID-19 travel rules are stranding Canadians in Africa

Politics Insider for Dec. 6, 2021: Confusion in southern Africa; O’Toole’s last shot; and 100 years of women in the House
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Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali: Who’s fighting and why

Canadian troops will be deployed to the UN mission in Mali by the end of the summer. What are they walking into?

Homegoing is a dazzling, million-dollar debut novel set in Ghana

Yaa Gyasi’s much-anticipated novel lives up to the hype

Could legalizing the rhino-horn trade save the rhinos?

Ranchers argue their controversial plan to legalize the sale of horns could actually save the species
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kinshasa, black father holding his albino toddler

Beyond the pale: Living with albinism in Africa

The birth of a child with albinism drove Emily Urquhart to discover its medical and cultural fallout
Vassanji. Photograph by Jaime Hogge.

M.G. Vassanji travels back to Tanzania

The acclaimed novelist’s memoir is an insider’s experience of a misunderstood continent

Binyavanga Wainaina: ’I want to be exhausted at the end of my trip’

The best-known Kenyan writer of his generation–and an openly gay African–reveals why he’s so passionate about Africa

The African memoirist who dared to come out

Binyavanga Wainaina is one of Kenya’s leading literary figures–and a gay man in Africa, at a time where it’s dangerous to be one

Binyavanga Wainaina reads from his coming-out chapter

The famed gay Kenyan writer reads a selection from his brave chapter, ’I am a homosexual, mum’
Scott Gilmore in Ottawa Feb 8, 2010. Photo by Blair Gable

What most Canadians don’t know about Africa

Building Markets CEO Scott Gilmore on a continent that has quietly redefined itself