Idil Mussa


Idil Mussa is a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa.

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Humanitarian groups say African visa difficulties hampering aid work

Humanitarian and non-profit organizations say the high number of Africans being refused visas to come to Canada is affecting their agencies' work, although Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada told CBC News "there is absolutely no discrimination" in the visa assessment process.
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African visitors least likely to obtain Canadian visas

Visa applicants from Africa have more difficulty securing permission to visit Canada than do travellers from any other continent, and that has some asking whether the system is discriminatory.

Done with LRT, these commuters have found their own ways forward

After suffering through weeks of unreliable service, some Ottawa commuters have decided to abandon the city's transit system altogether and are instead finding their own way to work.

Neighbours remain skeptical about Airbnb's pledge to clamp down on party houses

Critics of Airbnb "ghost hotels" in Ottawa are unconvinced the company's new rules, introduced after a deadly shooting in California, will curb parties that spin out of control.

More needed to keep Hydro One workers safe, says crash victim's father

A safety belt recommendation from a fatal helicopter crash is not enough to keep workers safe, says the father of one of the victims.

Father of helicopter crash victim hopes report will clear son's name

A father whose son died in a Hydro One helicopter crash two years ago says he hopes today's Transportation Safety Board report into the incident will show he did nothing wrong.

Get vaccine now before flu season peaks, health officials urge

Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa's medical officer of health, says three recent lab-confirmed influenza cases mean it's a 'great time' for people to book that flu shot appointment.

N-word in son's school book prompts rights complaint from Gatineau, Que., dad

A father in Gatineau, Que., has filed a human rights complaint after his son was assigned to read a book containing the N-word in elementary school.

Indigenous communities face 'abhorrent' housing conditions, UN report finds

The United Nations' special rapporteur on adequate housing presented a new report to the General Assembly Friday highlighting the struggle of Indigenous communities around the world in attaining safe and secure housing.

U of O's response to carding not enough, students say

Student groups at the University of Ottawa say their school's response to instances of carding on campus do not go far enough to combat racism. 

Remembering children who died at residential schools

Indigenous children who died while attending residential schools were honoured at a special ceremony Monday hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and APTN at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.

Letting cities ban handguns an 'excellent' 1st step, councillor says

Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King proposed a ban on handguns in Ottawa this summer. He's now applauding Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's election pledge to give municipalities the power to do exactly that.

Eugene Melnyk goes to court to get jet back

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was forced to go to court to get his company's private jet back from an aviation company that was holding it over an unpaid debt.

Kanata school bursting at the seams

Just days into the new school year, parents whose children attend John Young Elementary School in Kanata are complaining of severe overcrowding.

Bahamians in Ottawa closely watching Hurricane Dorian's devastation

Members of Ottawa's Bahamian community are keeping a close eye on the aftermath of what its prime minister calls a national crisis.