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Port Elizabeth's dams at lower level than Cape Town

Day zero, the day when city water runs out, appears to move down coast of South Africa.

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DR Congo: International groups laud Kabila's decision to bow out

The US, EU, African Union and UN mission to Congo say Kabila’s decision has calmed fears in the country.

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Mali: Blow for Cisse as opposition leaders decline runoff support

Third and fourth-place finishers in first round of Mali’s election refuse to endorse either of second-round candidates.

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Zimbabwe opposition's Tendai Biti charged after asylum bid fails

Ex-finance minister ordered to surrender his passport and banned from addressing political rallies until case is over.

Tendai Biti

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South Sudan's Kiir grants rebel leader Machar, others amnesty

President Kiir pardoned all those involved in the nation's civil war as part of a recent peace deal.

President Salva Kiir

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Zimbabwe opposition figure fleeing arrest denied asylum in Zambia

The election has been marred by deadly protests and accusations of a crackdown on opposition and vote-rigging.

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DR Congo's Kabila will not stand for re-election: spokesman

Ruling coalition nominates former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as its presidential candidate.

Joseph Kabila

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Ethiopia signs deal with Oromo rebels to end hostilities

Agreement appears to be another step by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to improve the country's security.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

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Nigerian spy chief fired over parliament 'takeover'

Security forces briefly block lawmakers from entering National Assembly, prompting dismissal of intelligence chief.

Members of security forces

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20 years after al-Qaeda attack, Kenyans still bear scars

Around the world, people are marking the 20th anniversary of simultaneous US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

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