Egyptian court confirms 20-year-prison sentence on Mursi
CAIRO An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters.
JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress expects President Jacob Zuma to be out of hospital on Sunday following a routine health check in a Pretoria hospital.
Zuma's hospital stay follows an announcement from his office on Friday that the 72-year-old president was in need of rest, and would take a few days off from public appearances after a tiring election campaign which saw him elected for a second term in May.
"Taking the advantage of having been given time off, the president went for a routine health check in hospital yesterday," ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe told a news briefing.
"What was communicated to us was therefore a routine checkup, and he would be out late yesterday or today, so we are expecting him out today."
Officials said on Saturday doctors were satisfied with his condition and there was no cause for concern.
Zuma's ANC won over 62 percent of the vote in the country's fifth democratic election last month.
(Reporting by Xola Potelwa; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
BEIRUT Calm prevailed across the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, the third day of a unilateral ceasefire announced by Russia, but medical evacuations and aid deliveries have yet to take place, a war monitor said.
TRIPOLI Libyan pro-government forces fighting Islamic State in Sirte have freed 11 Eritrean female captives, a Turk and an Egyptian after a battle to recapture a part of the city held by Islamic State, a spokesman for the forces said on Saturday.