International

Nova Scotia first to ban flavoured e-cigarettes and juices

Randy Delorey attends a briefing at the legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The Nova Scotia government has joined a growing list of provinces that are clamping down on vaping. Health Minister Randy Delorey announced today that the province will be the first to ban sales of flavoured e-cigarettes and juices as of April 1, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

African News Health & Wellness

Soyinka, business leaders and top musical artists rally for children’s rights

BankyW, Niniola, Cobhams and business leaders debate how to advance Nigerian children’s rights LAGOS, Nigeria, December 5, 2019/ — Leaders from Nigeria’s private sector and entertainment industry today joined Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka for a reading of his poem A Child Before a Mirror of Strangers, dedicated to children around the world in commemoration of the […]

International

At least 58 migrants dead after boat capsizes near Coast of Mauritania

Eighty-three others swam to shore and are receiving assistance from Mauritanian authorities, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR NOUADHIBOU, Mauritania, December 5, 2019/ — At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today. Eighty-three others swam to shore and are receiving assistance […]

African News

Nigeria hosts National African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development”

This Forum is part of a comprehensive project aimed at deepening Africa’s trade integration through effective implementation of the AfCFTA LAGOS, Nigeria, December 5, 2019/ — When: Date and Time: 5-6 December, 2019 Where: Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria is this week hosting its National AfCFTA Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for […]

Canada

TPS launches investigation into video that appears to show officer asleep in cruiser

The Toronto Police Service has launched an investigation into a video that appears to shown an officer sleeping in his cruiser while double parked in a handicap space. The 17-second video was posted to Reddit on Tuesday afternoon and has already been commented on more than 300 times. It shows a marked Toronto police cruiser double parked […]