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President Jacob Zuma said "nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss" as he announced that Nelson Mandela had died.
The former South African president Nelson Mandela has died aged 95.
Outside Nelson Mandela's house in Johannesburg. Large crowd of reporters. Many police officers.
South African President Jacob Zuma is about to address the nation imminently, according to BBC News Correspondent Milton Nkosi.
More properties were being evacuated in Kent tonight - 70 in Seasalter and 200 in Faversham - ahead of expected flooding in the early hours of tomorrow.
A Kent County Council spokesman said:
The Environment Agency and Met Office are forecasting that there is a significant risk to people and property as tides combine with a coastal surge and significant waves, overnight and again on Friday afternoon.
For those who are unable to find alternative accommodation, we are working with our colleagues in Dover District Council, Canterbury City Council, Swale Borough Council, the NHS and the voluntary sector to ensure residents' welfare needs, including feeding and bedding, are catered for at evacuation centres.
Community wardens and police officers are making door-to-door visits.
The Ministry of Defence said "a small number of personnel" had been drafted in to help local authorities deal with flooding in Norfolk.Major Simon Ward, of the Light Dragoons, told the Eastern Daily Press that 65 troops from B and C squadrons are on stand-by at Gorleston fire station.He said:
We're still awaiting tasking from the fire service, but we've undergone some training in flood barrier erection and are waiting to assist should we need to.
British stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris have hailed the legacy of Nelson Mandela at the premiere of a film about the former South African president's life.
Both Elba and Harris star in Justin Chadwick's big-screen adaptation of Mandela's autobiography of the same name.
"I think he means freedom and forgiveness. I think Mandela's legacy for me is forgiveness," Elba said.
Harris added: "He is an incredible individual who, despite having 27 years of his life taken away, still has compassion, understanding and forgiveness when he came out of prison. That's just extraordinary.
"It is healing for South Africa and the world as well."
The film follows the leader's life from his childhood, his 27 years imprisoned on Robben Island through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1994.
The Environment Agency says water levels of 5.8 metres are the highest ever recorded in Hull, as storm conditions have created a tidal swell.
Eight Severe Flood Warnings and 34 Flood Warnings have been issued by the Agency across the region.