South African President Zuma survives no-confidence vote
09 August 2017 | 5:22 am
South African President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no-confidence in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.
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President Kais Saied removed Hicham Mechichi from his post as Tunisia's prime minister after violent protests. The ruling party is now accusing the president of a "coup."
A controversial media bill is set to be debated and voted on in parliament Wednesday. Critics say the amendment to the country's media law could bring Poland closer to a situation like in Hungary.
Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended the suspension of parliament, raising concerns in some quarters about the future of democracy in the country.
Tunisians express their opinions on President Kais Saied’s decision to extend the suspension of parliament until further notice, a month after freezing it in a move that opponents decried as a coup.
Hossein Amirabdollahian will replace Javad Zarif as Iran's foreign minister. Zarif negotiated the Iran nuclear deal whereas Amirabdollahian is on an EU sanctions list for alleged human rights abuses.
The former South African president underwent surgery in early August and could even be allowed to be treated at home, prison authorities said. The decision was welcomed by supporters but slammed by critics.
A majority of justices accused former President Jacob Zuma of "litigious skullduggery" for seeking to get rid of his prison sentence. His imprisonment triggered the worst unrest of South Africa's post-apartheid era.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is seeking a mandate for his policies in the October 31 parliamentary election. Meanwhile, the opposition has vowed to close Japan's income gap.
Hundreds of school children stormed the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament on Thursday (October 21) amid a strike by school teachers over unresolved issues related to the roll-out of government's free primary education program. Teachers went on strike at the start of the school year on Oct. 4 over several issues including salaries, bonus pay and retirement age, according to the Congo Teachers Union.
Benin is one of the few countries on the African continent to legalise abortion for most circumstances. The law was passed on Wednesday night following a debate in Parliament, but still needs to be ratified by the constitutional court before it takes effect.
Poland's lower house of parliament will debate a law barring Pride parades on Thursday. The bill was put forward by a conservative anti-abortion rights group that gathered the necessary signatures.
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