Ryanair Holdings has made arrangements for the acquisition of Malta Air, a Maltese start-up, in which Ryanair will transfer and increase its fleet of 6 Malta-based B737 aircraft. This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to increase its already substantial presence in Malta (3 million customers a year) and access non-EU markets (North Africa) from Malta. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said: “Ryanair is pleased to welcome Malta Air into Ryanair Group, which now includes Buzz (Poland), Lauda (Austria), Malta Air and Ryanair (Ireland). Malta Air will proudly keep the Maltese name and flag flying to over 60 destinations throughout Europe and North Africa; Meanwhile, we will proceed to increase our fleet, routes, traffic and jobs on Malta over the next three years. Malta’s tourism minister, Konrad Mizzi, said: “The relationship between Ryanair and Malta has evolved into a successful partnership.
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Here are five facts about the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S.1 There were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017, representing 3.2% of the total U.S. population that year. Try our email course on immigration Learn about U.S. immigration through five short lessons delivered to your inbox every other day. In five states, the unauthorized immigrant population rose over the same period: Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Dakota and South Dakota. 5 A rising share of unauthorized immigrants have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade. In 2017, unauthorized immigrant adults had lived in the U.S. for a median of 15.1 years, meaning that half had been in the country at least that long.
Moroccan police in the north-eastern city of Nador foiled Wednesday morning an international drug trafficking operation and seized 12,800 kg of cannabis resin. The police seized in the town of Izzan (province of Nador) a truck with false registration plates, loaded with cannabis resin, and arrested three suspects with criminal records, national police said in a statement. The operation was carried out based on information provided by the General Directorate for Territorial SurveillanceOne of the three suspects was under a national arrest warrant for organizing illegal immigration operations and human trafficking, the statement said. Search operations enabled the seizure of a car with false registration plates as well as knives and a sword. The suspects were remanded in custody while investigations are underway to determine all the ramifications of this criminal network and to identify all the people involved in this drug trafficking operation.
Charlie Some, the only black South African to serve in the Canadian army, was noted for breaking military rules and going absent without leave (AWOL). What was also unusual about Some for historians was how, as a black South African, he landed in Canada. Some had escaped the harsh conditions faced by many black South Africans at the time, and by January 1917, settled in Africville, a black community north of Halifax in Canada. 2 Construction Battalion, a predominantly black unit of the Force. Believed that he was killed because he was black, Some, however, received some of the best recognition when he died as a soldier.
Companies Equity and KCB feted at Africa bankers awardsTrade and Development Bank’s President Admassu Tadesse was crowned African Banker of the Year. FILE PHOTO | NMGEquity recognised for its investments in the community while KCB was named most innovative lenderKCB Group #ticker:KCB and Equity Group #ticker:EQTY were feted at the 2019 edition of the African Banker Awards. KCB was named the most innovative bank and also emerged as the top lender in East African region. Winners of the awards were announced on Tuesday night in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on the fringes of the African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meeting. Afreximbank was named Bank of the Year while Trade and Development Bank's President Admassu Tadesse was crowned African Banker of the Year.
The geopolitical realities Germany faces today are similar to the ones it faced during World War ii. But Bible prophecy shows that the Germans have learned from these mistakes and have devised a secret strategy to win World War iii. They plan to come back and to win on the third try.”Why the Nazis Lost World War IIWorld War ii began on Sept. 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. How World War III Will StartAt the end of World War ii, Herbert W. Armstrong prophesied that the Germans would learn from the tactical mistakes they made during World War i and World War ii, and rise once again to superpower status. Germany’s secret strategy to win World War iii will ultimately fail in the end.
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CDC Group, the UK government’s foreign investment arm, has announced it will invest $300 million in power grid development in Africa over the next five years. This contribution will be made through Gridworks, a company that will be launched shortly to this end. The company will make investments in African transmission networks, but also in the electricity distribution infrastructure. CDC chief executive Nick O’Donohoe said, Gridworks Company, to be launched soon, will make funding in power transmission and distribution infrastructure, as well as off-grid electricity systems. Focused primarily on Africa, Gridworks’ ambition is to invest over $300m of long-term capital in viable projects over the coming years.
Owner of 12 McDonald’s franchises in Wisconsin, Robert Pyles is on an agenda to help make his community better through initiatives that will improve the lives of the people around him. In two and a half years he completed the McDonald’s ownership training program. Robert and Betty Pyles – McDonald’s Franchises, WIOn Feb. 14, 1998, Pyles opened his first McDonald’s. Together, they began purchasing foreclosed properties around his McDonald’s stores, fixing them up, and selling them to employees at a fair price. My goal is to help others get approved for McDonald’s ownership.
TechInAfrica – Cairo-based ed-tech marketplace, Orcas, has raised $500,000 in a pre-Series A funding round led by Algebra Ventures with participation from NFX Capital. Orcas is a mobile marketplace connecting parents and students with tutors and babysitters through its platform. Orcas was founded in 2014, providing a platform that connects thousands of students of all educational level and systems with verified, user-rated, and specialized tutors. Taher started Orcas when he was still a student. Taher said, a medical doctor by training and started Orcas when he was a student himself.
A delegation of elected representatives from Morocco’s southern provinces conferred on Tuesday in Oslo with officials from the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the Parliament on latest developments of the Moroccan Sahara issue. The members of the Moroccan delegation also made presentations on the tremendous socioeconomic progress accomplished in the southern provinces. “We have provided them with very precise information and presented different aspects of development in our southern regions,” said El Khattat, Head of the Moroccan delegation. “We have also stressed that the Moroccan autonomy initiative aims at reaching a sustainable, mutually accepted solution”, he added. The Moroccan delegation met with Michael Tetzschner, First Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs at the Norwegian Parliament, Ingjerd Schou, member of this Committee, and Vebjorn Dysvik, a senior official at the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.
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The European Union (EU) announced Tuesday a humanitarian aid of more than €152 million for the African region of the Sahel. Combined with last year’s funding, humanitarian assistance to the Sahel has been supported with over €423 million in EU aid, making the EU a leading donor in the region, the statement said. EU funding from this aid package will go to Burkina Faso (€15.7 million); Cameroon (€17.8 million); Chad (€27.2 million); Mali (23.55 million); Mauritania (€11.15 million), Niger (€23.15 million); and Nigeria (€28 million). An additional €5.5 million is allocated to a regional project that fights malnutrition in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, the EU said. According to EU estimates, some 10.45 million people would need emergency food aid in 2019 in the Sahel region, which is marked by extreme vulnerability and poverty, due to successive droughts and armed conflicts.
June 12, 2019 17:03 UTC
But the 34-year-old Shemtov has long dreamed of opening a full-service restaurant to offer Boston-area diners a contemporary twist on Sephardic and Israeli dishes inspired by his Turkish-Israeli roots. And now, finally, comes Simcha, Shemtov’s full-service restaurant that opened in March in his hometown of Sharon, a suburb about 20 miles south of Boston. Shemtov’s appreciation for traditional Sephardic and Israeli food goes back to his childhood. Shemtov credits his chef father for teaching him his food business skills and his mother, a social worker, for imparting her people skills. These days, the tables have turned and Shemtov’s parents enjoy meals at their son’s hometown restaurant.
June 12, 2019 17:03 UTC
The MedFish4Ever declaration was signed in 2017 by 16 Mediterranean countries and the European Commission to counter the threats facing fish stocks across the Mediterranean. The Marrakesh conference, which brought together the MedFish4Ever signatories, focused on improving working conditions in the fishing sector and on fighting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. In the Mediterranean region, fishing plays a central role in society, providing food and jobs across the region. The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is a regional fisheries management organization established under the provisions of the FAO. The GFCM is helping MedFish4Ever signatories to work together and implement a shared regional plan of action to combat IUU fishing.
June 12, 2019 16:18 UTC
The North Africa Journal | 12 June 2019: These are unusual days in Algeria. Corruption probes are wreaking havoc on the country’s economy, freezing entire enterprises, and risking tens of thousands of jobs. While many CEOs are now behind bars, awaiting what could be difficult years ahead for them, this is not the first time Algeria goes from judicial dormancy to judicial epilepsy. During the Bouteflika era, the regime launched a witch-hunt on dozens of public sector CEOs. Some see this as a way for the regime to clean up its acts and renew itself.
June 12, 2019 16:07 UTC
Cairo, Egypt:Starting 1 July 2019, Ms. Silke Wobken will be the newly appointed Senior Director Sales North Africa, Near East and Turkey Lufthansa Group. Based in Cairo, she will be responsible for the commercial and sales activities for the Lufthansa Group Airlines across 12 countries in the region. In her new position, Ms. Wobken will report to Mr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner, Vice President Sales Europe, Middle East and Africa, Lufthansa Group. Silke Wobken (37) brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position from her many years of airline management experience. Ms Wobken began her career at the aviation group as Key Account Manager at Miles & More in 2005.
June 12, 2019 15:33 UTC