[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis – Minister in charge of Administrative Reform Mohamed Abbou announced, on Saturday, his resignation from the interim government.
[Aswat Masriya] President Mohamed Mursi declared he is now in charge of Egypt’s army, announcing his acceptance of the power transfer from the military council to him.
[Aswat Masriya] Ex-presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has said that many – whom he did not name – notified him that he was the winner of Egypt’s presidency, adding that he was startled when he knew that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi had won.
[SAPA] Johannesburg – Policy decisions around land reform at the ANC’s policy conference were welcomed by the party’s youth league on Saturday.
 Johannesburg – The pilot who flew the L-39 Albatros that crashed at the Klerksdorp Air Show in the North West province on Saturday morning was confirmed dead by the provincial department of community safety.
[SAPA] Johannesburg – ANC members should take care to halt the “haemorrhaging” of the ruling party, struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said on Saturday.
[SAPA] Johannesburg – Gordon Igesund was named as the new Bafana Bafana coach on Saturday.
[Aswat Masriya] Elected bodies in Egypt will resume their work, president-elect Mohamed Mursi said during his speech at Cairo University’s Great Celebration Hall on Saturday.
IT WAS not just the million-strong crowd filling Tahrir Square in the heart of Egypt’s capital, Cairo, that signalled celebration.
FIVE years after Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, dismissed an elected government run by the Islamists of Hamas and decided to rule instead by decree, the Palestinian Authority (PA) that oversees the West Bank is being dangerously challenged from within. In Nablus, the first city where Mr Abbas chose to fill the security vacuum with his American-trained national-security battalions, turf wars have recently erupted between rival commanders, puncturing four years of calm.