Ontario Premier Ford slams teachers' union leaders
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says poor leadership among teachers' unions is to blame for the protracted dispute in the province's education system. Each of Ontario's major teachers' unions is now taking escalated job action.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation president Harvey Bischof says the Ontario government hasn't met with his union in two months. Harrison Ford says the fact that more people are addressing climate change is "very gratifying," although he believes countries need to elect leaders who "believe in science." (Feb. 21) The African Union summit is looking at the dispute between Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa over Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam and the appropriation of the Blue Nile River's resources.
The disagreement is over access to water: Ethiopia is building a dam which Egypt says will severely curtail the amount of reserves in the river.
Several attempts to resolve the disagreement have so far failed.
Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports. Ending the conflict in Libya is high on the agenda at an African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia.
The United Nations is calling on the AU to play a greater role in ending the conflict.
In response to a question by Al Jazeera about the possibility of the creation of an African force for peace in Libya, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso said the idea is being discussed.
Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall from Addis Ababa.