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Iron Deficiency Undermines the Lives of Millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? (By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd.)

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets ACCRA, Ghana, October 15, 2019/ — By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd. Document link: http://bit.ly/2OWpbEC There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine […]

Football Ghana Sports

Tokyo 2020 Qualifiers: Kenya eliminates Ghana after 1-0 win in Nairobi

Ghana’s Black Queens lost 1-0 to Kenya in Nairobi on Tuesday to end their journey to the 2020 Women’s Olympic Football tournament. Kenya scored the winning goal in the 99th minute via a penalty after Janet Tweneboah handled the goal-bound header. Gentrix Shikangwa stepped up and scored the kick which ultimately proved vital for the […]

Canada

Syrian restaurant Soufi’s permanently closes after receiving hate messages, death threats

A popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood is permanently closing its doors after the owners said their family and staff received “numerous hate messages” and death threats over the past week. Soufi’s, which is run by the Alsoufi family, came under fire last week after the son of the restaurant’s owners was […]

Torbjorn Fyrvik walks across the Burrard Bridge after protesters with the group Extinction Rebellion occupied it and closed it to vehicle traffic going into and out of downtown Vancouver, on Monday October 7, 2019. The protest was one of many that shut down bridges across the country as protesters declared a climate rebellion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada World

Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down traffic on major bridges across Canada on Monday as part of an international movement meant to galvanize governments into taking more urgent action against climate change. Activists with the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on spans in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, and social media posts show similar demonstrations took place […]

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a community dialogue with selected participants at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Scores of protesters chanted slogans outside the venue as Lam began the town hall session Thursday aimed at cooling down months of demonstrations for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
World

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but said the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four months of protests marked by […]

In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Canada

Canadian born James Peebles wins Nobel prize in physics this year

STOCKHOLM – Canadian born scientist James Peebles is one of three people who have won the Nobel Prize in Physics this year. He won the award “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.” Peebles is a physics professor at Princeton University in New Jersey. He was born in St. Boniface, Man., and did his undergraduate studies […]

African News International

Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 8, 2019/ — Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking program to 10 African countries including: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) […]