People in Cape Town may be forced to turn off their taps in July - because of an unprecedented drought in South Africa.

Lake Chad in Central Africa provides water to around 30 million people in four neighbouring countries, but it has lost 90 percent of its surface area in the last 100 years.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that land grabs would not be tolerated as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) moves to change the Constitution to expropriate property with

Western Japan has just struggled through its coldest winter in 32 years.

The average temperature was more than 2C below usual and the conditions at times were extreme.

The rain-bearing intertropical belt of cloud passes quickly through the country, usually in April and again in October.

While many Europeans and North Americans still view the continent as poor, war-torn and desolate, Africans see more opportunities at home than outside the continent.

Cape Town's water crisis continues unabated despite some very welcome recent rainfall. The area has been suffering from a drought since 2015, said to be the worst in 100 years.

The United Nations is warning humanitarian assistance will remain vital to millions over the next six months.

The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet on Monday in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile river.

Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu has held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before heading to Egypt for a four-day state visit.