Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Canada appalled by death of Canadian in Burkina Faso

Canada is appalled and deeply saddened that Kirk Woodman, who was abducted on January 15, 2019, has been killed in Burkina Faso

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the murder of Canadian Kirk Woodman, who was abducted in Burkina Faso: “Canada is appalled and deeply saddened that Kirk Woodman, who was abducted on January 15, 2019, has been killed in Burkina Faso. “Canada condemns…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Statement by Canada on the provisional results of the general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Canada takes note of the provisional results of the presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 10, 2019

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of provisional results following the general election held on December 30, 2018, in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Canada takes note of the provisional results of the presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 10,…

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Canadian statement following Madagascar’s presidential election

Canada congratulates the people of Madagascar on their recent elections

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement following confirmation by the Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court of the results of the country’s presidential election. “Canada congratulates the people of Madagascar on their recent elections. We look forward to advancing our collaboration with President-elect Andry Rajoelina and his government. “We commend all involved…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Minister Bibeau to visit West Africa

During her visit, Minister Bibeau will meet with government officials, woman leaders and development partners to discuss common priorities

As part of Canada’s commitment to strengthen ties with Africa and to work with the continent to help address the challenges it faces, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, will travel to Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire from August 13 to 19, 2018. During her visit, Minister Bibeau…

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Canada congratulates The Gambia for rejoining the Commonwealth

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the readmission of The Gambia to the Commonwealth: “Canada strongly supports The Gambia’s readmission to the Commonwealth and offers its sincere congratulations on its renewed membership. “The Commonwealth is a family of 2.4 billion people around…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada congratulates new president of Liberia

Canada thanks and salutes outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for all she has accomplished with the Liberian people over the past 12 years

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the inauguration of George Weah, the new president of Liberia: “Canada congratulates the new president of Liberia, George Weah, on his inauguration and the Liberian people for holding peaceful elections.” “The election of President Weah is…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada announces additional funding to respond to multiple food crises in sub-Saharan Africa

$19.8 million in additional funding to address extreme levels of food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of millions of vulnerable people across sub-Saharan Africa, including women and children suffering from a lack of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their daily needs —the result of severe drought and conflict. On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs in response to violence following rerun of Kenyan presidential vote

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued last Friday, the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by the elevated tensions and violence seen during the electoral process in Kenya. We continue to call on all Kenyans to reject violence. “At this critical time for Kenya’s democracy, Canada stands…

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Parliamentary Secretary Alghabra to attend meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), announced today that he will visit Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from July 10 to 11, 2017

Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), announced today that he will visit Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from July 10 to 11, 2017, to attend the 44th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The council’s central theme this…

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Canada promotes women’s economic empowerment and play-based learning to build confident youth in Ghana

Canada will continue its close collaboration with Ghana as its new government seeks to further reduce poverty and promote economic growth, with a particular focus on the agricultural sector and women

As part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will tomorrow conclude a four-day visit to Ghana along with Right To Play athlete ambassadors Kaylyn Kyle, Olympic bronze medalist for the Canadian women’s soccer team, and Joannie Rochette, Olympic bronze medalist and six-time Canadian…