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Nigeria gets its first smartphone assembling plant to create jobs

This plant is geared towards the first indigenously produced smartphones and other consumer devices for sale in the Nigerian marketplace, Joinfo.com reports with reference to VenturesAfrica. According to the edition, this is an unprecedented move and a technological breakthrough in the country

New Dwarf Primate Found in Angola

Researchers have detected the sounds of a previously undescribed species of dwarf bush baby deep in the African jungle, Joinfo.com reports with reference to National Geographic. The team noticed one of the calls didn't sound anything like the 18 known species of

706-Carat Diamond Unearthed By Pastor In Sierra Leone

A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said on Thursday could be the 10th largest stone ever found. The huge rock was extracted by Emmanuel Momoh, one of the thousands

Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video

What would you do if you suddenly ran into the king of beasts on a dark road in Ethiopia? Scream? Run? Faint? Not Çağan Şekercioğlu. Instead, he took a deep breath and kept his camera rolling from inside his vehicle, capturing a

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Madagascar

The US Geological Service measured the quake at a magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale. It said it was centered south of the lakeside town of Betafo, in central Madagascar, just a few miles from the border between Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa provinces, Joinfo.com

A $20 million diamond discovered in Africa

The 27th largest diamond in the world was discovered in Angola, one of the world's top diamond producing regions, according to a statement by the Australian Stock Exchange. It is the biggest diamond found in the region, Mashable reports. Lucapa Diamond Company,