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Denmark, World Bank withdraw aid from Tanzania over rights concerns

Tanzania’s second-biggest donor Denmark said it would withhold 10 million dollars worth of aid funds, citing concerns over human rights abuses and “unacceptable homophobic comments’’ made by a government official.

Denmark to increase financial contribution to UNAIDS by one third

UNAIDS has expressed its sincere appreciation to Denmark for its long-standing support and welcomes its decision to increase its core contributions to UNAIDS.

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world's worst poverty.

Denmark, Nigeria to tackle irregular migration

Danish Development Cooperation Minister Ulla Tornæs, on Wednesday, expressed her country’s determination to assist Nigeria tackle irregular migration from the country to Denmark and Europe.

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Rescuers conduct search operation in the waters of Ujung Karawang, West Java, Indonesia after a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

Bad weather delays hunt for Lion Air jet’s black box

A renewed search for the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea on October 29 has been delayed for two days due to bad weather hampering the arrival of a specialised ship, the airline said.

SSANU protests federal government’s delay in reinstating sacked universities staff

Members of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, are threatening to join their striking colleagues, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over Federal Government’s recalcitrance to re-instate teachers of university staff schools.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

[email protected]: Why we love this President

“That’s him, that’s him,” the two old women, wrinkled and bent with age, exclaimed. You could see wonderment and fulfillment in their eyes. And as if on cue, they both began to cry.
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 file photo, Lille's Nicolas Pepe, center, controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Lille and Nantes at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France. The race to finish as the French league’s top scorer was expected to be a three-way contest between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. But unheralded forwards Nicolas Pepe and Emiliano Sala are keeping pace with PSG’s stars. MICHEL SPINGLER, FILE AP PHOTO PARIS

Nicolas Pepe gives second-placed lille victory at Nimes

In-form striker Nicolas Pepe scored what proved to be the winner as 10-man Lille claimed a 3-2 win at Nimes on Sunday to consolidate second place in Ligue 1.

12 soldiers killed, dozens missing in battle with terrorists

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in Borno State, three military sources said yesterday.