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Diamond sale: Lesedi La Rona goes for $53m
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:27

The second-largest gem-quality diamond ever found is sold to a London-based company. BBC News - Africa

Why has US expanded travel ban to Chad?
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:25

Chad's government says that the travel ban risks straining relationship with the US. BBC News - Africa

Africa: Private Sector Trailing Gender Equality - First Ladies
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:20

[VOA] African first ladies and activists hailed progress that some governments on the continent are making on gender equality. They met on the sidelin...

Sudanese man held over Nashville attack
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:46

Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville. BBC News - Africa

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party MP 'Asks Mugabe to Force Central Bank Chief Out'
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:26

[News24Wire] A Zanu-PF lawmaker has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe to fire Zimbabwe's central bank governor John Mangudya, as the cash crisi...

Namibia: Youth Bulge Could Lead to Conflict
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:37

[Namibian] IF THE expectations and aspirations of Namibia's youthful population are not met, the country could become conflict-ridden, a report releas...

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: SABC sorry for using 'Zuma ex-wife' title
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:24

South Africa's public broadcaster again apologises to ANC politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, BBC News - Africa

Kenya: Nakumatt, Tuskys Could List On NSE After Merger
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:25

[East African] Regional retailer Nakumatt and its competitor Tuskys could list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) if their proposed merger is ap...

AFRICA : Continent wants its slice of seabed mining cake
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:32

Africa Mining Intelligence

LESOTHO : Minister Keketso Sello's aspirations for local content
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:19

Africa Mining Intelligence

Zimbabwe: Spreading Alarm Over Shortages a Criminal Offence - Minister
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:22

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's home affairs minister on Sunday threatened "renegades and malcontents" who he accused of spreading alarm and despondency by cl...

Nigeria: Bank Illegally Funnels Huge Cash to Fund 'Broke Federal Govt'
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:22

[Premium Times] A massive and clearly illegal multi-source funding of the federal government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could drag the Niger...

Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:24

A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery. BBC News - Africa

Africa: Protests Mount Against CFA Currency
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:20

[Deutsche Welle] The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the regi...

South Africa: AMCU Member Shot and Killed in Front of 6-Year-Old Daughter
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:23

[News24Wire] The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says one of its members at the Lonmin mine in Wonderkop, North West, was sho...

BOTSWANA : A very mining ending for members of parliament
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:24

Africa Mining Intelligence

Could maggots save global food supplies?
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:20

Could maggots boost global food output? One South African firm is using them to boost limited stocks of fishmeal. BBC News - Africa

Kenya election: Chief prosecutor orders inquiry into electoral commission
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:23

An inquiry is ordered into the electoral commission after last month's presidential poll was ruled void. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria: The Controversial Multi-Million Dollar Steel Deal Brokered By a Minister
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:25

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has, through the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, been mediating in a multi-million dea...

Nigeria: Huge NPLS, Fragile Economic Growth to Top Agenda At MPC Meeting Monday
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:21

[This Day] When the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) meets tomorrow and Tuesday, issues bordering on huge non-performing...

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