Botswana Mine Yields Another Giant Diamond

Botswana Mine Yields Another Giant Diamond

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF The second-biggest uncut diamond in history has been unearthed from a mine in Botswana. The 1,758-carat diamond is about the size of a…

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Tanzanian Development Project Helps Commuters

Tanzanian Development Project Helps Commuters

Reading Time: 2 minutes WORLD BANK Six million people call the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam home, making it one of the largest cities in Africa. Its growth…

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Kenyan Woman Invents Farming App

Kenyan Woman Invents Farming App

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan innovators are betting on digital technologies to attract young people to an agriculture industry that is dominated by an aging population. …

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Can Nigeria’s Yams Power a Nation?

Can Nigeria’s Yams Power a Nation?

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Yam production in Nigeria is thriving, and the United Nations says that Nigeria produces more than 60% of the world’s crop….

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One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA For the first time, half of the global population — 3.9 billion people — is using the internet.  An International Telecommunication Union…

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Rwanda Gets Methane From ‘Killer Lake’

Rwanda Gets Methane From ‘Killer Lake’

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Rwanda has signed a $400 million deal to produce bottled gas from Lake Kivu, which emits such dense clouds of methane it is known…

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The Gambia Strengthens Free Press

The Gambia Strengthens Free Press

Reading Time: 2 minutes Journalists in The Gambia have launched a self-regulatory body they hope will offer legitimacy and more freedom to media emerging from a dictatorship that ruled…

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Africa Looks to Boost Tourism

Africa Looks to Boost Tourism

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Africa draws just 5 percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Great Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris…

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East Africa  Makes Commerce Easier

East Africa Makes Commerce Easier

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say…

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Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Morocco has inaugurated Africa’s fastest train, which promises to cut in half the traveling times between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and…

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