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International, Politics, Society

Canadian soldiers to proceed with Niger training despite deadly ambush of U.S. commandos

A group of Canadian soldiers will carry on with its training of Nigerien forces despite a deadly ambush by an ISIS offshoot earlier this month that killed four U.S. Special Forces commandoes in the West African nation of Niger, the» 

International, Society

Ammunition procurement tender sheds light on secretive Canadian operation in Africa

A federal government public tender to purchase ammunition for the Canadian military is shedding more light on one Canada’s most secretive counter-terrorism international assistance programs. The tender notice posted on the government’s Byandsell.gc.ca website is for 1.2 million cartridges for» 

International

Canada announces $50M funding for food resilience programs in Africa

Canada is contributing $50 million for an innovative program to increase food security and resilience in three hunger-prone African countries, the United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies announced Thursday. The five-year program funded by Ottawa is part of a larger $97-million»