Daily Archives: May 29, 2019

Globeleq Reaches Financial Close on South African Renewable Plants

LONDON, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq has completed the acquisition in South Africa of four renewable generation plants and the asset management company from an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management.

The addition of these entities strongly complements Globeleq’s existing …

Journalists Accuse Syrian Government Forces of Targeting Reporters

Pro-government forces in Syria have been deliberately targeting journalists covering the war there, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, which notes that a number of reporters have been injured by suspected pro-government forces in recent days.

“The Syrian government …

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: #NoTobacco Day, China’s economy, family farming, #ClimateAction

Don’t let smoking steal life’s breathtaking moments, urges UN health agency

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that tobacco use claims about eight million lives a year. (file)

Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the …

Finance Minister Retained in Leaner S. African Cabinet

PRETORIA / JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new, leaner cabinet, following on from a pre-election pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors.

Ramaphosa, who was sworn …

Educators Ask Congress to Act as Foreign Students Seek Study Elsewhere

International students continue to feel a chill from political shifts in the U.S. that have made emigration and study more difficult here, says an association of international educators who have called on Congress to respond.

International students create jobs, drive …

Sudan Rebel Leader Returns Home Despite Death Sentence

A Sudanese rebel leader has returned home despite a 2014 death sentence given in abstentia, saying he will stay even though Sudan’s military junta has asked him to leave.

Yasir Arman told VOA’s South Sudan in Focus that he is …