Asia North America Technology 

‘They are applying pressure,’ Bains says of China’s push for Canada to adopt Huawei’s 5G tech

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says China is “applying pressure” on Canada to integrate Huawei technology into its 5G network, as it remains the only Five Eyes nation yet to make a decision about the scope of its involvement. The other four members of the global intelligence alliance — Australia, the United States, New Zealand and most recently the United Kingdom — have all made some indication about whether they will outright ban China’s Huawei’s technology or apply it in a some capacity. “Clearly they are applying pressure, and…

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Covid19 North America 

Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border shutdown extended to July 21

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the coronavirus border shutdown between Canada and the United States is being extended again, this time until July 21. The 30-day extension comes as U.S. case numbers climb above two million and several states report surges in new cases amid a patchwork response between the federal and state governments there. “I can now confirm that Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend current border measures by 30 days until July 21,” Trudeau said during his daily briefing on the pandemic response. “This is a…

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Africa Financial Services 

Egypt sticks to US, World Bank-brokered document on Ethiopian Dam

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources has affirmed sticking to the document brokered by the United States and the World Bank on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on February 21st, as a basis for negotiations, the Sudanese Irrigation Ministry said in a statement. A meeting for irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on Wednesday has agreed to resume negotiations and reach a final agreement that takes into consideration the mutual interests of the countries involved, as well as international resolutions and laws. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this…

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Africa North America 

Psychological effects of Police Brutality on a Black American – Ghana-based Rashad McCrorey shares experience

Black American in Ghana Rashad McCrorey Shares Experience with Authorities in America and the Only Real Way to Create Modification. Hatred in My Heart One night in 2019, throughout Ghana’s Year of Return celebrations, I remember walking with a Ghanaian coworker as we were on our method to my hotel space after we departed Reggae Night at La Badi beach. A Ghanaian patrol car pulled up to us and innocently asked how we were doing. My Ghanaian associates reacted, however I did not state a word. I keep in mind…

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Africa Europe Transportation 

US May Send Troops to Tunisia Over Alleged Russian Campaign to Destabilize Region, AFRICOM Says

The United States may send a brigade of troops for training purposes to Tunisia to counter the alleged ‘Russian threat’ to regional security, US African Command (AFRICOM) announced, citing a May 28 telephone conversation between AFRICOM Commander Gen. Stephen Townsend and Tunisian Defence Minister Imed Hazgui. “Tunisia is a prime example of how US support to our African partners aids long-term self-sufficiency, security and development. Our relationship with Tunisia is centered on enhancing our partnership to achieve mutual security goals,” the general added.“Many of our African partners are under siege…

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