[Deutsche Welle] One of the world’s largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million.
[Observer] Legislators opposed to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 say government should increase the budget for agriculture instead of introducing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to counter food insecurity and other climate change challenges.
[Focac] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) — The government of Tanzania and conservation organizations on Wednesday hailed China’s decision to end ivory trade, saying the move offered hope for the future of elephants in Africa.
[Vanguard] The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said that after becoming the president of Nigeria, he will be a pastor with a very big ministry
[allAfrica] Readers of a prestigious American business publication have been told that now is the time to re-engage with Zimbabwe if investors want to get in on the ground floor ahead of a resurge in the economy.
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Frenchman Sebastien Desabre started his reign as new Cranes coach by visiting the national team’s training camp for the CHAN 2018 qualifiers.
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A returnee from Libya has given insights into the operations of trafficking syndicates responsible for luring young Nigerians to Libya.
[Africa Renewal] From “Africa Reeling” to “Africa Rising,” there’s a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.
[Addis Fortune] Addis Ababa -The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is to arrive in Addis Abeba today, to start what is a historic visit by the Fund’s most senior official since its founding after the Second World War.
[IPS] Buenos Aires -What are the contributions of migrants to trade, to the economy of their countries of destination and origin? This is an angle that is generally ignored in the international debate on the subject, which usually focuses more on issues such as the incidence of foreigners in crime or unemployment.