Canada

Public school boards across GTA shed nearly 600 jobs due to Ford cuts

At least 600 teaching and other staff positions at public schools in the GTA have been eliminated ahead of the new school year, but Ontario’s education minister says the cuts were achieved through attrition. Budget data from Peel, Durham, Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton district school boards show they shed the equivalent of 592 full-time jobs, including […]

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, holds a press conference in Halifax on Friday, October 28, 2016. Strang says he and colleagues from across Canada are on alert as health officials in the U.S. continue to investigate nearly 200 cases of severe respiratory illnesses potentially linked to vaping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press
Canada News

Canadian health officials on alert after reports of vaping illnesses in the U.S.

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health says he and colleagues across Canada have increased their vigilance as American health officials investigate nearly 200 cases of severe respiratory illnesses potentially linked to vaping. Dr. Robert Strang said surveillance is being strengthened and he is sending informal email inquiries to respiratory specialists and intensive care […]

African News International

Ayuk Receives Praise for His Chapter on the U.S. and Africa in ‘Billions at Play’

Ayuk has devoted Chapter 17 of Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy to the U.S. and Africa, along with America’s potential to bolster Africa’s journey to a brighter future JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 28, 2019/ — The latest book by leading African energy attorney NJ Ayuk describes the steps he’d like Africans to […]

Business

Arise B.V becomes a shareholder of reference in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

Arise has become a shareholder of reference in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) with a c.14.1 percent stake LOME, Togo, August 28, 2019/ — Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“ETI”) (https://Ecobank.com) announces that IFC and the funds managed by the IFC Asset Management Company (“AMC”) have completed the sale of their c.14.1 percent stake in ETI to Arise […]

African News

G7 Summit: President Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative with $251 million

AFAWA aims to raise up to $5 billion for African women entrepreneurs and the African Development Bank will provide $1 billion financing BIARRITZ, France, August 26, 2019/ — French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package totalling $251 million in support of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) AFAWA initiative to support […]

African News

Merck Foundation to conduct 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” October 2019 in Ghana

African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, Gender, Information and Education from 20 African countries will attend the conference ACCRA, Ghana, August 26, 2019/ — The 6th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary will be co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation  (Merck-Foundation.com); The President […]