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ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

South Africa's ruling African National Congress said its executive committee stood by President Jacob Zuma after some top officials demanded his resignation,...

Libya congress approves new government amid protests

Libya'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...

Yemen’s Saleh orders portrait off public buildings

Yemen's outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered his portrait be taken off public buildings, squares and streets ahead of a presidential election...

New Italy PM wins confidence vote on tough reform plans

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti comfortably won a vote of confidence in his new government after promising rigour and fairness in painful...


Check before you speak, Minister!

South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...