Local Music groups in northern Nigeria are being paid to canvass votes for candidates in the gubernatorial race that opens Saturday, two weeks after the presidential polls. Nigeria's north has been affected by violence and unrest in recent years. VOA's Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja.
Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, says it will limit running water to just two days a week due to a drier-than-normal rainy season. As Columbus Mavhunga in Harare reports, the development is raising fears that diseases like cholera and typhoid will break out.