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Summary

  1. South Africa's president survives no-confidence vote
  2. Wins by 198 votes to 177
  3. Opposition leader called Zuma 'corrupt and broken'
  4. ANC condemned vote as 'attempt to usurp power'
  5. Counting under way in Kenya's general election
  6. Police report no major security incident
  7. Eight candidates are vying to be president
  8. More than 45% of the registered voters are under 35

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By Damian Zane, Kelly-Leigh Cooper, Farouk Chothia, Insaf Abbas and Rebecca Seales

All times stated are UK

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    We'll be back tomorrow

    That's all from BBC Africa Live today - thanks for joining us in our coverage of the vote of no-confidence in South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, and the tightly-contested general election in Kenya.

    We'll be back tomorrow with the latest on these stories.

    In the meantime, you can keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or check the BBC News website.

  2. Zuma's singing - and it's not the blues

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma lives to fight another day after surviving the no-confidence vote against him. He joined ANC supporters to celebrate.

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  3. Analysis: Zuma's nine lives pay off

    Milton Nkosi

    BBC Africa, Johannesburg

    South African ruling party African National Congress (ANC) and South African President Jacob Zuma supporters march to parliament in Cape Town on August 8, 2017
    Image caption: Mr Zuma's supporters took to the streets to show their loyalty to him

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is celebrating after narrowly surviving his eighth no-confidence vote. He is certainly on his ninth life now.

    Judging by the number of governing ANC MPs who voted with the opposition, it seems like it's going to be a short-lived celebration.

    The ANC's internal squabbles have reached the back benches of parliament, and are bound to worsen.

    This means that it's going to be a long road to the ANC elective conference in December, when the party will elect a new leader to replace the beleaguered Mr Zuma.

    The question is whether he will survive the last two years as South Africa's president.

    Some say that he will not complete his second term. But we have written his political obituary before - only for the 75-year-old president to re-emerge like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

  4. Zuma sings revolutionary songs

    President Jacob Zuma celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament vote in Cape Town, South Africa, August 8, 2017
    Image caption: Mr Zuma is known to love singing and dancing

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has led his supporters in singing revolutionary songs at a rally to celebrate his victory in parliament.

    The songs referred to South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela, who is revered by the entire nation.

    Mr Zuma survived a no-confidence vote held by secret ballot.

    The opposition was confident that he would be voted out.

  5. Zuma hailed at rally

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has been hailed as the "commander-in-chief of the revolution" by his supporters at a rally in Cape Town.

    They sang and danced as he came to address the rally.

    He said the result showed that the governing ANC was "big and powerful", and the party represented the overwhelming majority of South Africans.

    The ANC will win the 2019 general election, he added.

    Protesters from the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) dance and sing in support of South African president Jacob Zuma outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 08 August 2017.
    Image caption: Mr Zuma's supporters have been in jubilant mood
  6. ANC condemns 'craven opportunism'

    South Africa's governing ANC has welcomed the parliamentary vote on President Jacob Zuma's future.

    A no-confidence vote in the embattled president - whose term is due to end in 2009 - was defeated by 198 votes to 177.

    The opposition had displayed "craven opportunism and hypocrisy" by pushing for the vote, the ANC added in a statement that it has tweeted:

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  7. Opposition message for 'anti-Zuma' ANC members

    Protesters march against South African president Jacob Zuma in Cape Town, South Africa 08 August 2017.
    Image caption: The opposition accuses Mr Zuma of being a "crooked president"

    The Democratic Alliance, the official opposition in South Africa, has praised the bravery of ANC members who voted to unseat President Jacob Zuma.

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  8. Kenya is 'maturing as a democracy' - govt spokesman

    High voter turnout in Kenya shows that the country is "maturing as a democracy", the government spokesman, Eric Kiraithe, has said.

    "The queues were wonderful. Kenyans have really come out to vote," he said.

    He also praised Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials, saying they were "very effective".

    Making reference to delays at some polling stations caused by weather conditions, he said that the government was "ready and prepared" to help the IEBC with logistics.

  9. ANC rebels condemned

    There are bitter recriminations in South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) after about 40 of its MPs voted to remove Jacob Zuma from office.

    They have been condemned as "sell-outs" who should be recalled from parliament.

    These views have been expressed at a pro-Zuma rally in Cape Town, the seat of parliament.

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    Image caption: Mr Zuma has now survived eight no-confidence votes
  10. The key events that have shaped Zuma's time in office

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    Video caption: South Africa's Jacob Zuma: Scandals and successes
  11. ANC rebels are 'suicide bombers'

    South Africa's police minister Fikile Mbalula has denounced members of the governing ANC who voted for President Jacob Zuma's removal as "suicide bombers".

    "Why do you want to compromise the revolution?" he said.

    "We have defeated the useless motion. We can't dance to [opposition leader] Mmusi Maimane and all the small boys and girls. People who vote with the motion are suicide bombers,” he added.

    Mr Mbalula was addressing ANC supporters at a rally outside parliament after Mr Zuma survived a no-confidence by a wafer-thin margin.

    ro-Zuma supporters celebrate after the vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma failed in Cape Town, South Africa, August 8, 2017.
    Image caption: Mr Zuma's supporters are on the streets celebrating
  12. ANC chose 'looting'

    South Africa main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) says that most MPs of the governing ANC have chosen "corruption, looting and state capture".

    Its comments came after the ANC defeated a no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma, albeit by a narrow margin.

  13. 40 ANC MPs rebelled against Zuma

    Forty MPs of South Africa's governing ANC rebelled against President Jacob Zuma in the no-confidence vote in parliament, the BBC's Milton Nkosi tweets from there:.

  14. Zuma's supporters celebrate

    Pro-Zuma supporters celebrate after the vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma failed in Cape Town, South Africa, August 8, 2017.

    Supporters of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma are singing and dancing after he survived the no-confidence vote in parliament.

    But his victory was very small, suggesting that a significant number of MPs from the governing ANC supported the opposition's motion to remove him from office.

  15. Zuma wins by narrow margin

    A total of 177 MPs voted to oust South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, compared with the 198 who voted to keep him in power.

    There were nine abstentions during the parliamentary vote.

  16. BreakingBid to oust Zuma fails

    South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament after most lawmakers of the governing ANC rallied behind him.

    In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma at a meeting of BRICS leaders with the BRICS Business Council at the BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 2015 on July 09, 2015 in Ufa, Russia
  17. Singing in SA parliament

    Both governing party and opposition MPs are singing and dancing in South Africa's parliament, as they wait for the result of the no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma to be announced.

  18. Zuma vote: Counting has 'ended'

    Counting appears to have ended in the historic no-confidence vote in South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, a journalist with a local newspaper tweets:

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  19. ANC minister: Zuma will remain in power

    South Africa's Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, who is fiercely loyal to President Jacob Zuma, is addressing supporters of the governing African National Congress (ANC) outside parliament.

    She said was confident that the opposition bid to oust him would be defeated, and had a warning for "those who have identified themselves with the enemy", according to a tweet by a journalist covering the event:

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    Mr Gwala was a firebrand ANC leader who died in 1995.

    A local radio station has posted a video of the minister's address:

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