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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.

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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.

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