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Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders 16:08 GMT

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia landed two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin's opening of a flagship Russia-Africa summit designed to increase Russian influence.  Full Article

Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance Maimane resigns 15:48 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane resigned as the head of the main opposition party on Wednesday, citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to majority black voters.  Full Article  

Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home 15:04 GMT 

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime minister might be losing support among his powerbase.  Full Article  

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