World’s second-biggest diamond discovered in Bostwana
Expert says the 1,111-carat diamond was of “exceptional quality”
10 killed in fighting between Somali soldiers in Mogadishu
Thousands of IDPs are living in the Mogadishu area after fleeing the Islamist group al-Shabaab, droughts or recent flooding.
Egypt to send voice recording of crashed plane abroad for analysis
Suspicious sound was heard in the last seven seconds of recording
Niger police seize bomb-making materials in passenger bus
In a separate operation, police arrested six bandits and impounded three vehicles as well as firearms, a rocket and military uniforms.
South Africa faces US sanction over farm export impasse
US plans to revoke duty-free status for South African agricultural goods in 60 days to help other African exporters
No power blackouts in South Africa until April 2016 – Eskom CEO
Eskom was earlier this year forced to implement power cuts known locally as “load shedding”.
Central African Republic fixes election for December 3
A run-off presidential vote will be held on Jan. 24 if situation warrants
Four Nigerians named among 57 finalists for 2015 ZIMEO African “Excellence in Media” awards
Four Nigerians are among the finalists listed for the award.
40 bodies found on Libyan coastline – Red Crescent
More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
Egypt arrests three journalists in five days, whereabouts of two unknown
Hundreds of people have been kidnapped or arrested and held in undisclosed locations by security forces in Egypt in recent months.
AU seeks comprehensive approach to post-Ebola recovery
The Council commended the three most affected countries for their resilience and continued efforts to eradicate the EVD.
South African students vow to fight for free education
Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse students
South African police, students clash outside Zuma’s office
The week long demonstration by students is seen as the first signs of the post-apartheid ‘Born Free’ generation flexing its muscle.
Boko Haram terrorists storm village in Cameroon, kill 8
Cameroon is part of an 8,700-strong regional force led by Nigeria that is fighting the militants.
Egyptian court orders release of Mubarak’s sons from prison
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were convicted of embezzling state funds
Beyond the pardons, press freedom still under threat in Egypt
CPJ research shows that currently at least 18 journalists are behind bars in Egypt for their work
AFRICA: UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, highlights importance of urban planning as tool for development
Two-thirds of Africa`s projected total population of 2.5 billion people will require urban services by 2063.
South African ex-police officers convicted of killing Mozambican
Macia was dragged behind a police van for more than 200 metres following a minor traffic altercation.