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  • Russia

    Activist and Sakharov prize finalist fears situation in Crimea will become worse

    An activist for the Crimean Tartars, Mustafa Dzhemilev is one of the protagonists behind human rights activism under soviet rule. Faced with years of hardship while serving time in Soviet prison, his political achievements earned him a place among the finalists for this year's most prestigious European Parliament prize, the ...

  • Malta

    Updated: 34-year-old quadbike rider dies after falling onto rocks in Xghajra

    A 34-year-old quadbike rider from Zejtun died today, after falling down a cliff onto rocks in Xghajra in the area known as l-Ġolf tat-Tafal.The Civil Protection Department, police, AFM rescuers and a medical team were all on site.The incident occurred at 12.05pm. Preliminary investigations found that a group of friends were ...

  • Kenya

    Sanlam Kenya projects at least 25pc drop in full-year profit

    The insurer attributed the anticipated profit drop to market-to market fair value on equity investments and government securities.

  • Corea del Sud

    Lotte Duty Free to Reopen World Tower Shop in January

    Lotte Duty Free will reopen its World Tower store in Jamsil in Seoul next month. The reopening will come in six months after it was closed in late June 2016 when Lotte Duty Free failed to renew its downtown duty-free license.   Shinsegae Duty Free and Hyundai Duty Free, which, together ...

  • Cina

    China Builds Out the Air as Frustrations Mount Below

    A new $12 billion Beijing airport is the country’s latest attempt to unclog its crowded airways — and aid its slowing economy to boot.

  • Nigeria

    CBN sells $1bn to clear backlog of forex demand

    Oyetunji Abioye with agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria has sold about $1bn on the forward market to clear a backlog of dollar obligations in selected sectors, according to foreign exchange traders. The traders said on Thursday that the dollar sale was made last week. They described it as ...

  • Nigeria

    FG’ll make key festivals attractive to tourists – Minister

    Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government is working with the private sector to make major festivals in the country attractive to domestic and foreign tourists. A statement by his aide, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, in Abuja on Thursday, said that ...

  • Nigeria

    How wrong policies threw economy into recession

    It is a tale of hunger, anguish, mass job losses, low purchasing power, factory closures and bankruptcy as Nigeria battles with its arguably worst ever recession. OYETUNJI ABIOYE examines major economic policy timelines and reports that the gruelling recession was avoidable Mr. Shola Adekunle was living a good life until ...

  • Nigeria

    Ambode inaugurates Badagry bridge, expects improved economy

    Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday inaugurated Imeke-Ajido Bridge, a major link bridge in the Badagry area of the state, saying it would boost tourism and enhance movement of goods and services. The bridge, which is 500-metre long, was designed with sidewalks on both sides. Ambode ...

  • Nigeria

    Bata dance intoxicates me like wine — Funmi

    Multi-talented artist, Funmi Ajamufua, reflects on her journey in dance, AKEEM LASISI writes Watching Funmi Ajamufua dance is always a great delight. Neither the popular art audience within and around Lagos nor the royalty, business and government executives, are able to resist her, especially when she is doing solo dances. ...

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