Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo said today "is a big day in the fight against child hunger" ahead of a protest rally demanding the G8 act on world hunger:
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.