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Boris Johnson Wins Race To Be Britain’s Next Leader

Boris Johnson Wins Race To Be Britain’s Next Leader

“It is more likely that I will be reincarnated as an olive, locked in a disused fridge, decapitated by a flying frisbee” – Boris Johnson in 2015, when asked by Channel 4 News about his chances of becoming prime minister. And yet, here we are. Boris Johnson’s lengthy journey to the summit of British politics […]

“I Am The Second Female Prime Minister, Definitely Not The Last” – Theresa May Resigns

“I Am The Second Female Prime Minister, Definitely Not The Last” – Theresa May Resigns

Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her […]

There Might Be No Brexit – Theresa May

There Might Be No Brexit – Theresa May

Approve my deal or risk no Brexit at all, British Prime Minister Theresa May will warn Monday as she makes a final effort to shore up support ahead of Tuesday’s crucial vote on her beleaguered withdrawal deal with the European Union. In a speech to workers at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, a part of the […]

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed As Its Chair

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed As Its Chair

Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF coalition on Friday re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman, its chief of staff said, further anchoring the authority of the 42-year-old leader as he pushes through sweeping political and economic reforms. Abiy assumed power in April after his predecessor resigned following three years of unrest. Abiy “will lead the ruling […]

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Multiparty Democracy – Chief of Staff

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Multiparty Democracy – Chief of Staff

  Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country. The country allows competing parties but all parliamentary seats are held by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has maintained tight control in the […]

New Leaders Grab the Reins of Power in Italy and Spain

New Leaders Grab the Reins of Power in Italy and Spain

Spain’s new leader began harnessing the unlikely forces that brought him to power while a populist government took over in Italy, capping a week of political drama that sent financial markets into turmoil as the future of the euro region again rose to the fore. In Madrid, Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez was sworn in Saturday […]

Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze – Ngondet Appoints New Cabinet

Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze – Ngondet Appoints New Cabinet

Gabon’s Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet announced a new government days after the constitutional court forced the dissolution of the previous one, with the ruling party retaining control of key ministries. Issoze-Ngondet, who was re-appointed as prime minister on May 3 by President Ali Bongo, moved Régis Immongault Tatangani, the former economy minister, to foreign affairs. […]

Ethiopia Considering Term Limits For Prime Ministers – PM Abiy

Ethiopia Considering Term Limits For Prime Ministers – PM Abiy

Ethiopia is considering introducing a two-term limit for its prime ministers in a break from its past, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The ruling EPRDF coalition picked Abiy in March to replace Hailemariam Desalegn, who quit to clear the way for reforms in Africa’s second most populous nation, which has been racked by violence for […]

Armenia PM Storms Out Of Talks With Opposition Leader

Armenia PM Storms Out Of Talks With Opposition Leader

Armenia’s political turmoil deepened on Sunday with the detention of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks with him on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule. Pashinyan and two other opposition politicians “were detained as they were committing socially dangerous acts”, the prosecutor general’s […]

Ethiopia’s New Premier Reshuffles Cabinet As Part Of Reform Bid

Ethiopia’s New Premier Reshuffles Cabinet As Part Of Reform Bid

Ethiopia’s new premier Abiy Ahmed named a new defence minister on Thursday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public during unrest in which hundreds were killed by security forces. Abiy named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and foreign ministers from the cabinet of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, […]

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