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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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2017-12-12 Paris

African leaders meet in Paris ahead of G5 Sahel summit

African heads of state join world leaders in the French capital for the second anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord. It comes ahead of a summit on the G5 Sahel Initiative....

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2017-12-11 Islamic State (IS) group

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

Some 6,000 Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa. The African Union says countries across the continent must bolster intelligence...

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2017-12-08 DR Congo

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo

The UN condemns the attack in eastern DR Congo which killed at least 14 peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers. Also, protesters in Africa join a global chorus of voices...

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2017-12-07 Donald Trump

Mixed reactions across continent as Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

On tonight's show: Fierce protests in North Africa but more caution from Sub-Saharan nations on the continent following US president Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as...

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2017-12-06 Africa

Fans in Ivory Coast pay tribute to late French rock icon Johnny Hallyday

On tonight's Eye on Africa: For the second year in a row, DR Congo becomes the country worst affected by conflict displacement in the world, and the Ivory Coast pays tribute to...

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