Independent MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 2, 2019. Caesar-Chavannes has argued that black Canadians are passed over for senior jobs in the federal civil service, noting that a black person has never achieved the rank of deputy minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada News

Ottawa sets up secretariat to root out racism in federal institutions, programs

OTTAWA – The federal government is setting up a secretariat to root out systemic racism and discrimination within federal institutions, programs and services. The secretariat is part of a $45-million federal anti-racism effort, which also includes funding for programs run by community groups on things like job-skills training, youth mentorships, legal services and protections against […]

A cow peers out from a pasture on a ranch near Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

OTTAWA – The Chinese Embassy said Tuesday it has asked Canada to suspend all meat exports, a surprise move that comes amid the diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. The latest Chinese move comes as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to depart Wednesday for a G20 leaders’ […]

In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates with the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wickenheiser is the Toronto Maple Leafs new assistant director of player development. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)
Canada Sports

Hayley Wickenheiser among six to enter Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019

Hayley Wickenheiser’s accolades have a hard time keeping up with her. The Hockey Hall of Fame wasted no time hustling Wickenheiser into its gallery of heroes in her first year of eligibility. But when board chairman Lanny McDonald phoned her Tuesday to relay the joyful news, Wickenheiser was sequestered doing mandatory medical school course work […]

African News

UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2019

The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) PRETORIA, South Africa, UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 will be launched globally on the same day. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among […]

African News

New features and unparalleled line-up to drive programme for Africa Oil Week 2019

Over 1500 delegates, including a record-breaking number of 16+ government ministers will attend the event in Cape Town LONDON, United Kingdom, — As the leading event for Africa’s upstream, Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) is committed to staying at the cutting-edge of developments in oil and gas. Over 1500 delegates, including a record-breaking number of 16+ […]

African News

First graduates in 30 years for Somali university

The Somali National University has held its first graduation ceremony in more than three decades. The university, based in the capital, Mogadishu, was shut down in the early 1990s after the breakout of civil war and unrest. It reopened in 2014. More than 130 graduates were awarded degree certificates during Monday’s ceremony. In 2014, only […]