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The largest-ever D-flawless diamond sold at auction for 25.3 million - take a close look

The diamond sold for 25.3 million at auction in Geneva. It is the largest-ever D-flawless diamond. It took 14 craftsmen over 1,700 hours to make the diamond and the necklace. The largest-ever D-flawless diamond to be put up for auction has sold for 25.3 million ($33.5 million) at Christie's in Genev

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-16 13:45:00

Could Giant Rats Help Fight Tuberculosis in Major Cities?

Giant rats are probably not the first thing that come to mind to tackle tuberculosis but scientists hope their sniffing skills will speed up efforts to detect the deadly disease in major cities across the world. Tuberculosis, which is curable and preventable, is one of the world's deadliest infectio

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-16 02:15:51

Young boy loses "bestest" friend over racism

Six-year-old boy from J.T. Waugh Elementary school was told by his best friend that they can't be friends anymore because he is "brown". ANGOLA, N.Y. (WKBW) - "Not my friend anymore. See the color? You're brown and I'm peach." These words were told to a six-year-old boy by his best friend who said

WKBW-TV - 2017-11-16 04:23:11

The Latest: UN chief welcomes efforts on Zimbabwe crisis

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says Antonio Guterres welcomes the efforts of the southern African regional bloc to "facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation" in Zimbabwe. The spokesma

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-16 18:22:49

African leaders meet to mull military takeover of Zimbabwe

Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Leaders from four African countries are set to meet in Botswana Thursday to discuss Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's house arrest and the country's military takeover. As Mugabe remains under watch by Zimbabwe's military, South African President Jacob Zuma will head to Botswana to

UPI - 2017-11-16 12:45:28

Africa's Richest Woman Isabel dos Santos is Out of a Job After Being Sacked From Managing Angola's Oil

For a long time, Isabel dos Santos has been untouchable. The daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos-who ruled the African country for 38 years before stepping down in August-the 44-year-old Isabel built up an enormous business empire in the oil-rich state. She is Africa's riche

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-16 13:29:05

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock - Remarks at the Member States briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo - 16 November 2017

This crisis rarely reaches the international headlines so I am grateful for the opportunity to brief you on the growing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My main message today is that we can no longer deal with this crisis on a business-as-usual basis. The scale and scope

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-16 22:22:00

Zimbabwe unrest: Talks underway to form transitional government

1/25 SLIDES Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, first as its prime minister and then as its president since 1987. One of the most infamous presidents in the African world, he has been re-elected to presidency multiple times. 2/25 SLIDES Press/Rex/Shutterstock Mugab

MSN.COM - 2017-11-16 08:03:47

Africa's richest woman has been fired from Angola's state oil firm by the new president

Not yet two months into his tenure as Angola's new president, Joo Loureno has started shaking things up. In a shock move, the president sacked Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Loureno's predecessor, as head of Sonangol, Angola's state oil company. Dos Santos had been in charge

QUARTZ - 2017-11-16 00:30:41

GIEWS Country Brief: Angola 15-November-2017

Above-average rains forecast, with planting of 2018 cereal crop underway Planting of the 2018 cereal crops is underway. Below-average rains were received in October, but this was followed by above-average precipitation at the start of November in the main cereal-growing central regions. Weather fore

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-16 02:04:00

New Angola president fires Sonangol chief

Angola's new president has fired the president of state-owned Sonangol, who was appointed to the position in June 2016 by her father, the former president (OGJ Online, July 25, 2016). Isabel dos Santos implemented a series of reforms at the financially ailing oil and gas company aimed cutting costs

OIL & GAS JOURNAL - 2017-11-16 17:14:27

Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement. The sacking marks a watershed moment in Lourenco's young presidency as he seeks to assert his authority and

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-15 19:43:50

South Africa President Jacob Zuma sends special envoys to Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe (Photo: GovernementZA/Flickr) South African President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as chair of Southern African Development Community (SADC), has sent special envoys to Zimbabwe and Angola in light of the unfolding political situation in the country. South African President Ja

THISISAFRICA.ME - 2017-11-15 13:23:40

Zuma calls SADC meeting on Zimbabwe situation

File: Earlier on Wednesday President Jacob Zuma revealed that he spoke to President Robert Mugabe, with the Zimbabwean leader indicating that "he was confined to his home but said that he was fine. Photo: PresidencyZA JOHANNESBURG - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will sit for an

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-15 17:25:35

Cuba takes to the web for "scientific exchange" on acoustic attacks on U.S. diplomats

Cuba hopes that, in the end, science will absolve it in the mysterious acoustic attacks that have damaged the health of diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. In its latest effort to deflect accusations that it is somehow behind the incidents that harmed the health of 24 American diplomats and a h

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-11-15 21:57:00

Baseline Breakdown: FSU Overwhelms George Washington

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports Above the Rim:Florida State's depth was on full display this game. Coach Hamilton subbed early and often, beginning with a full line change at the under 16. This infusion of fresh legs paid off immediately with some back-court pressure causing a series of steals and l

TOMAHAWK NATION - 2017-11-15 14:10:02

Dlawless 163-carat diamond fetches $49.4 million in Geneva auction

A flawless 163-carat clear diamond fetched about $US34 million ($49.4 million) at Christie's in Geneva. The diamond, the centrepiece of an asymmetric gem-studded necklace designed by Fawaz Gruosi, founder of Geneva jeweller De Grisogono, exceeded the auction house's expectation of US$25 million. The

STUFF - 2017-11-15 01:59:37

Terance Mann leads FSU hoops to season-opening win over George Washington

The Florida State men's basketball team may often be reminded about playing for the first time in three years without a clear-cut NBA prospect during the 2017-18 campaign. But if forward Terance Mann can sustain his season-opening performance over the course of his junior year, the conversation topi

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-11-15 01:50:00

Count Down! 1 Day To 'One Africa Music Fest Dubai' @ Madinat Jumeirah

The One Africa Music Fest Dubai, brought to you by Upfront & Personal is just a day away and the line up is one you do not want to miss! The event will be taking place at Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Rd, Dubai on the 16th of November 2017, and Africa's R&B king, Banky W will be hosting the unforget

TOOXCLUSIVE.COM - 2017-11-15 15:00:26

ACT Alliance Concept Note COD171: Emergency Response to Conflict in Kasai Provinces

The Kasai Provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing one of the most severe crisis in their history. Violent ethnic/tribal conflicts, fuelled by the violent death of the local tribal chief, Kamuina Nsapu and the subsequent calls amongst his followers to avenge his death. As a res

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-15 16:20:00