Emily Bridger is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a degree in History and International Development Studies. She is currently taking time off from school to travel, volunteer and work before heading to the University of Oxford in September to pursue her Masters in African Studies. Her research interests include South African foreign policy, gender violence in Africa and crime and punishment in South Africa.
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Balancing Budgets on the Backs of the Poor: Government Cuts Funds to CIDA

The Conservative Government has announced it will cut $319-million from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)’s budget over the next three years, while redirecting funds from low-income countries in Africa to middle-income countries in Latin America.  Meanwhile, the Minister for International Cooperation, Bev Oda, is spending $16 on a single glass of orange juice and Read More…

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All Talk and No Game: Is South Africa Ready to be a Continental Superpower?

In 1994, Nelson Mandela announced that South African foreign policy would forever be guided by the international pursuit of human rights and true democracy. Yet eighteen years later, the country appears to have lost sight of not only Mandela’s guidelines, but of any coherent global strategy at all. In a time when the international community Read More…