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Latest update : 2017-07-27

Nigerian lawmakers vote to reduce president's powers

In tonight's edition: Nigerian lawmakers vote to reduce the president's powers; diamond mining companies in Namibia have started turning to the oceans in search of the gems; and Rwanda is trying to entice not only animal lovers but also tourists with cash to splash.

Nigeria's upper house votes to weaken the power of the presidency and strengthen the legislature. The move comes as President Buhari remains out of the country - some have dubbed it a power grab.

Also, diamonds are Namibia's biggest source of income - but the number of precious stones under the Namib Desert is dwindling. Now, diamond mining giant De Beers has developed a pioneering diamond boat that can pluck the stones from under the Atlantic Ocean.

And Rwanda is hoping that a recent conservation push to protect the endangered mountain gorilla will help boost tourism. The country is trying to entice not only animal lovers but also those with cash to splash.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-06-18 Nigeria

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England (1-2)

Tunisia falls 2-1 to England in its premiere World Cup match. Our sports editor joins with all the details on the energetic game full of close calls. In Nigeria, 31 people died...

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2018-06-15 World Cup 2018

Egypt, Morocco lose first World Cup matches after conceding last-minute goals

Morocco and Egypt get off to a wobbly start in the World Cup, after both teams go down at the last minute. Also, fasting for the holy month of Ramadan has ended for millions of...

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2018-06-14 South Africa

South Africa: Two worshippers stabbed to death at Malmesbury mosque

A man stabs two worshippers to death at a mosque near Cape Town in a brutal attack disturbingly similar to last month's fatal stabbing at a mosque near Durban. Also, Congolese...

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2018-06-13 DR Congo

Victims in Central African Republic react to Bemba's release by ICC

In Central African Republic, victims of the militia headed up by Jean-Pierre Bemba in 2002 say they’re horrified that the former Congolese vice president has been freed from...

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2018-06-12 ICC

ICC judges order release of DR Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba

After a decade behind bars, former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is ordered free by judges at the International Criminal Court. His conviction for war crimes was...

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