Trump signs order to protect the U.S. electricity system – Energy Dept

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that seeks to protect the U.S. electricity system from cyber and other attacks, the Energy Department said in a release, in a move that could eventually put barriers on some imports from China and Russia. Read More More:

Africa: WHO and EIB Strengthen Efforts to Combat COVID-19 and Build Resilient Health Systems to Face Future Pandemics [WHO] Geneva – WHO and the European Investment Bank enhance cooperation to support countries in addressing the health impact of COVID-19 The first phase will address urgent needs and strengthen primary health care in ten African countries Enhanced WHO-EIB partnership will scale up financing to assure the chain of essential supplies, including personal protective […]

These two tax proposals could throw investors a lifeline during the pandemic

It seems that nearly every segment of the population has received some form of COVID-19 government assistance. There’s the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which provides $2,000 monthly to individuals who have stopped working because of reasons related to COVID-19. Businesses and not-for-profits may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Business Account, which provides interest-free loans […]

Nigeria: Are We Compromising the Emotional Status of Children? [Premium Times] Recently, there has been an upsurge of fear, apprehension, anxiety disorders and worsening states of pre-existing mental illness documented in adults. What then happens to children in the COVID-19 pandemic period? Should we be concerned about their emotions? Vía AllAfrica News: Latest

Africa: Animated Series Shows Africa’s Engagement With the World [allAfrica] Launched in 2019, the Ubuntu Series is an African animated series that gives an insider perspective of Africa’s engagement with the rest of the world. The series is produced in Ghana by Africa Positive, a pan African organisation which seeks to promote the positive coverage of Africa. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest

South Africa: Tobacco Giant Threatens Minister With Court Action Over Tobacco Sales Ban [News24Wire] British American Tobacco South Africa has demanded that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma amend regulations prohibiting the sale of tobacco products by Monday. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest

Sierra Leone: Urgent Press Statement on Harrassment of Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden by Government of President Julius Maada Bio. [Sierra Leone America Human Rights Foundation] Washington, DC -We can officially confirm that Sierra Leone Police Officers have entered compound of Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden at Cockle Bay in Sierra Leone and are now banging on all her doors. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest

Africa: Sheer Volume of Misinformation Risks Diverting Focus From Fighting Coronavirus [The Conversation Africa] To manage the COVID-19 pandemic, be it from a personal, national or global perspective, we rely on a constant stream of information. A plethora of dashboards have appeared globally that convey information on the number of people tested, those who are positive, the number of deaths and those who have recovered. […]

Zimbabwe: Transparency a Pipedream As Ncube Throws Algorithm Farce [Zimbabwe Independent] The insinuation by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube that he used a sophisticated algorithm system to determine who should benefit from funds to be disbursed to vulnerable households once again exposes government’s aversion to transparency and accountability. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest

Virtual Art Exhibtion “Connections: 12 Symbols and Meanings”

This online art exhibition (, will be launched on May 17, right after the period of strict quarantine, is response of the EU Delegation in Uzbekistan to extraordinary circumstances. In times, when museums and galleries are closed, we transformed the original idea of physical exhibition to a digital one. from EEAS RSS Feeds via […]

Canada Finance Minister Morneau, BOC Governor Poloz to make ‘important announcement’ at 9:30 EDT

OTTAWA — Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will hold a press conference on Friday, where they will make “an important announcement,” the finance ministry said in a statement. Read More More: