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ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

ANC backs ZumaSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress said its executive committee stood by President Jacob Zuma after some top officials demanded his resignation, saying the calls for him to resign were meant to dislodge the party from power.

Libya congress approves new government amid protests

altLibya's national assembly approved new Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's proposed government after rejecting his predecessor's line-up, but members still queried the suitability of several nominations.

Yemen's Saleh orders portrait off public buildings

altYemen's outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered his portrait be taken off public buildings, squares and streets ahead of a presidential election to replace him next week.

New Italy PM wins confidence vote on tough reform plans

altItalian Prime Minister Mario Monti comfortably won a vote of confidence in his new government after promising rigour and fairness in painful reforms to dig the country out of a financial crisis that threatens the entire euro zone.

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