Bruno Tshibala is new controversial PM

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila has appointed Bruno Tshibala as his new Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Samy Badibanga resigned on 6th April. Tshibala was […]

Interior Minister sacked

President Horacio Cartes has sacked his Minister of Interior Miguel Tadeo Rojas and Commander of the National Police following riots over the weekend in which one young activist was killed. […]

President appoints new Agriculture Minister

President Salva Kiir has appointed Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec as the new Minister of Agriculture. The appointment fills a vacancy caused in August last year when the former minister left the […]

Eastern Parliament pulls out of peace talks

The political impasse continues in Libya with the House of Representatives based in the east of the country deciding yesterday to pull out of the United Nations brokered Libyan Dialogue […]

Romanian Justice Minister resigns after massive street protests

Romania’s Minister of Justice Florin Iordache has resigned his portfolio after massive street protests condemning changes to the criminal law (see previous story) have been staged for the past couple […]

Adama Barrow sworn in as new President of The Gambia

The Gambia got a new president yesterday when Adama Barrow, the surprise winner of the presidential election in December last year, was sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian […]

Four ministers leave as crisis deepens

The political crisis in Gambia continues this week as current President Yahya Jammeh refuses to stand down after he was defeated in a presidential election last month. The new President, […]

Will the EU disintegrate in 2017?

A number of commentators have suggested that the European Union is in imminent danger of collapse or disintegration. We are likely to know if this is the case during the […]

New government as President exceeds term of office

Within minutes of his term of office expiring on Monday, President Joseph Kabila Kabange, promulgated a decree appointing a new government of ‘national unity’ which he hopes will survive until […]

New government announced in Guinea Bissau

Recently appointed Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embaló has announced the members of his Cabinet who were sworn in to office yesterday afternoon. There are 37 members of the government with […]

Parliament votes to impeach President

South Korea’s parliament has passed a motion today to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal involving her confidante. The motion was passed by 234 of the 300 members […]

Two million expected at anti President protests today

As many as two million people could join street protests today across South Korea to protest against President Park Geun-hye. The largest demonstrations will be in central Seoul with an […]

President dismisses his Cabinet in accordance with the Conakry Agreement

President José Mário Vaz has announced the dismissal of his Cabinet in accordance with the Conakry Agreement which was signed on 14th October. The agreement follows a sustained period of […]

PM resigns to satisfy opposition demands

Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resigned his post as part of a national dialogue framework agreement which requires that an opposition leader […]

Rõivas government loses confidence vote

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas of the centre-right Reform Party has lost a vote of confidence in parliament resulting in the collapse of the government. Of the 91 members voting in […]

Political crisis rumbles on with neither side winning

The political crisis in Venezuela continues to rumble on with neither side able to deliver a knockout blow on the other. In the latest move, the opposition controlled National Assembly […]

Parliament set alight as Ali Bongo re-elected

Minister of Interior Pachomius Moubelet Boubeya has announced that President Ali Bongo Ondimba had been re-elected. After a delay of at least two days following the poll, the interior minister […]

Temer takes over as Rousseff is impeached

The final stages of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff were played out yesterday. A total of 61 of 81 Senators voted to impeach the former president in a process […]

Ceasefire between FARC and Government formalised

The leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC), Timoleón Jiménez (known as Timochenko) has ordered his forces to lay down their arms in a formal ceasefire with […]

Kiir rids government of SPLM-IO ministers

Following the resignation of agriculture minister Lam Akol on Monday, President Salva Kiir has replaced all six of Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) ministers and two deputy ministers […]

Ministerial changes as recall vote moves to next stage

President Nicolás Maduro has announced changes to his ministerial team. The new Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace is Nestor Reverol, a General who has been named by the United […]

Three month state of emergency declared

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared a three month state of emergency following an unsuccessful coup d’état attempt last weekend. The move comes after a recommendation by the National Security […]

Interior Minister resigns

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq has accepted the resignation of his Minister of Interior Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban. The resignation comes after a bomb planted by ISIL in a busy […]

Temer government stumbles as third minister resigns

The government of interim President Michel Temer has stumbled once more with the resignation of a third minister. Henrique Eduardo Alves, the tourism minister, has resigned after he was cited […]

FinMin resigns as political crisis deepens

Macedonia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski has announced that he is resigning his portfolio for unspecified health reasons. Interim Prime Minister Emil Dimitriev is expected to recommend […]