Russian has decided to expel 23 UK diplomats, in a tit-for-tat response to the UK’s expulsion of 23 of its diplomats.
The British government announced plans to expel the Russian diplomats as part of its response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Continue reading What happens when you expel a diplomat?
Donald Trump today rocked America by replacing his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The US president announced Mr Tillerson’s departure by Twitter in the early hours of the morning in America. Continue reading Hours after visiting Nigeria-US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson loses Job
Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is to resign after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on Friday. Continue reading Africa’s lone female president to resign over alleged financial scandal
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition in an effort to facilitate reforms following a period of mass unrest.
Hundreds of people have died in violence sparked initially by an urban development plan for the capital Addis Ababa.
The unrest spread in 2015 and 2016 as demonstrations against political restrictions and human rights abuses broke out.
“Unrest and a political crisis have led to the loss of lives and displacement of many,” Hailemariam said in a televised address to the nation.
“… I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy,” he said.
Hailemariam said he would stay on as prime minister in a caretaker capacity until the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the country’s parliament accepted his resignation and named a new premier.
South Africa’s far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday his party will not take part in the election of new president so as not to legitimise a candidate put forward by the ruling ANC. Continue reading Julius Malema and EFF party to boycott election of South Africa’s new President
A court ordered the investigation of Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe for his alleged involvement in two massacres carried out by paramilitary forces in the 1990s. Continue reading Court wants Colombia’s former president investigated for two massacres and a homicide
Andrzej Duda has signed a bill to penalize people who discuss to Poland’s role during the Holocaust. Some Polish officials have called for the law, which has been pushed despite criticism by Israel and the United States. Continue reading Polish president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law
Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga has today been sworn in as alternative president in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him. Continue reading Kenyan opposition leader Odinga takes ‘oath of office’
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, arrived Monrovia on Monday morning for the swearing in of Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah. Continue reading Obasanjo, Saraki, Okorocha, Okocha arrive Monrovia for Weah’s inauguration
Robert Mugabe will get a house, a fleet of private cars and guaranteed first class air travel as part of a retirement package funded by the Zimbabwean government. Continue reading Robert Mugabe given generous retirement package including domestic staff and three cars