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South Africa's top court okays secret no-confidence Zuma ballot, but won't order one 18:34 GMT

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's top court ruled on Thursday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of beleaguered President Jacob Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair.  Full Article

 
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South Africa's Zuma says secret no-confidence vote in him "not fair" 14:31 GMT 

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said a secret ballot in parliament in a motion of no-confidence against him would not be fair as it was meant to help the opposition parties garner a majority they do not have.  Full Article  

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Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months 18:42 GMT 

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will extend a national state of emergency for three months after the government approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's proposal to do so, the cabinet said on Thursday, amid an ongoing militant campaign against a Christian minority.  Full Article  

 
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