One third of South Africa's ANC cabinet resigned after President Thabo Mbeki stepped down. The 14 members include the vice-president and the finance minister. ANC head Jacob Zuma said there was "no need to panic".
Israel's Prime Minister designate Tzipi Livni assured the Palestinians' chief negotiator that peace talks would continue regardless of the change of government, "with no change", according to a ministry spokesperson.
Violence continues in the remote Pando province in northern Bolivia, where President Morales's plans for land reform have set off clashes between his supporters and separatists. Watch exclusive FRANCE 24 footage shot on September 11.
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party picked Taro Aso, a former foreign minister, as successor to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, who stepped down earlier this month. Aso is widely expected to call for early elections.