Africa Education 

Morocco Approves Creation of 5 New Higher Education Institutions

Morocco’s Government Council approved the creation of five new higher education institutions across the country during a video conference meeting on Thursday, May 14. The institutions include three Higher Schools of Technology (EST) in Nador, Ouarzazate, and Dakhla, a Faculty of Economics and Management in Guelmim, and an Institute of Sports Professions in Kenitra. The Ouarzazate and Dakhla ESTs, along with the new faculty in Guelmim, will be created under the Ibn Zohr University of Agadir. The EST of Nador will be under the Mohammed I University of Oujda and…

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Africa Financial Services 

Meet Raj Kumar Meena; Bank of Baroda’s new Managing Director in Uganda

Bank of Baroda, Uganda’s 6th largest bank, has a new Managing Director- Mr. Raj Kumar Meena. R.K Meena who joined the bank in April 2020 comes into Uganda with more than 28 years of banking experience. He started his career in 1992 in Baroda’s parent bank; Bank of Baroda, India- the $3 billion Indian banking giant. Prior to joining as Managing Director of Bank of Baroda (Uganda) he was working as the Regional Head of the Udaipur Region in India, where he managed 101 branches with total business of more…

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The Coronavirus Shows Why We Have to Tackle the Obesity Crisis

Every critical care specialist attending COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit where I have been filling in as an intensive care physician for the past two weeks makes the same observation: Our patients seem almost universally obese, while most ill but stable patients elsewhere in the hospital have lower body masses. Critical care doctors in other parts of the country, as well as my colleagues in Europe, report seeing the same thing. New research backs up the anecdotal observations. Data from my institution, NYU Langone, shows that body mass…

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Africa Global 

Eritrea says all COVID-19 patients have recovered

The Eritrean Ministry of Health on Saturday said that all of the 39 COVID-19 patients in the Horn of African country have recovered from the infectious disease. The Eritrean Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Saturday, disclosed that all 39 COVID-19 patients in the country have recovered from the virus after the last patient “has recovered fully after standard tests at the National Laboratory and was released from hospital.” “This result means that all 39 confirmed cases in the country to-date have recovered fully,” the statement read. The…

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Africa Global 

Laval mother desperate to bring home teens stuck in Nigeria since start of COVID-19 pandemic

For the past two months, Amara Onyebuchi has been able to think about how to get her children home from Nigeria. “It’s very, very stressful,” said the Laval, Que., woman. “I go to my bed crying. I wake up crying. I miss my babies. It’s really killing me.” Her three children, Canadian citizens aged 12, 13 and 15, were getting to know their roots by spending time with family and friends in eastern Nigeria when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in mid-March. By the time Onyebuchi and her husband tried…

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