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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 Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-09-18 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

In tonight's edition: Amnesty warns of the escalating violence in Cameroon's anglophone crisis.South Africa legalises personal and private use of cannabis in a landmark...

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2018-09-14 EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe's government criticised over cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe's government faces growing criticism over a cholera epidemic that's killed at least 25 people, but authorities say they are committed to ending the outbreak. Also, as...

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2018-09-13 EYE ON AFRICA

Final farewell to Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

A final farewell to Kofi Annan: World leaders, diplomats and royalty are among the mourners paying tribute to the former UN chief and global statesman at his funeral in Ghana....

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2018-09-12 EYE ON AFRICA

EU aims to create 10 million jobs in Africa

Ten million jobs for Africans created in the next five years: The European Commission announces plans for a new alliance between Africa and the EU. Also, South Sudan's President...

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2018-09-11 EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia and Eritrea reopen border crossings for first time in two decades

It's been dubbed a frontier of peace and friendship: Ethiopia and Eritrea reopen key border crossings for the first time in 20 years. In Ghana, the public says a final farewell...

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