Christine Lagarde will need all her skills to steer ECB through trying times
10 November 2019 | 3:39 pm
The European Central Bank's first female president inherits an almost empty toolbox from her predecessor — at a time when persistently low inflation and weak growth are showing the limits of monetary policy.
28 Oct 2018
Senior diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde gets the nod by parliament to become Ethiopia's first female president, marking another shift in the country's political system.
2 Dec 2018
The ruling party candidate and former Georgian foreign minister has become the last president to be voted in by the electorate. From 2024, the president will be chosen by an electoral college.
14 Feb 2019
The withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili, a former Nigerian minister from the presidential race, has pushed farther any quest for a female Nigerian president.
14 Apr 2019
The ECB has kept its benchmark refinancing rate at zero, as it weighs up risks to the economy from Brexit and trade disputes. ECB chief Mario Draghi said the eurozone's current economic indicators were "weak."
2 Jun 2019
Former European Central Bank Director General Francesco Papadia looks at the potential successors to Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank.
13 Sep 2020
The European Central Bank is hoping for a "positive" outcome to the negotiations on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union despite "what has been observed in the last few days," ECB chief Christine Lagarde says.
22 Mar 2021
Residents in Dar es Salaam say they are "proud" that Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as Tanzania's first female president after John Magufuli's sudden death.
15 Jul 2021
The European Central Bank has said it is taking the next step toward launching a digital version of the euro. The move comes amid a boom in crypto and other digital currencies.
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Italy's election winner takes charge of an economy still shining from a summer boom, but dark clouds loom. High debt, inflation, weak growth and an aging population will weigh on Meloni's "national reawakening."
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The Austria-born actor and politician says the story of what happened at the former Nazi death camp "has to stay alive." Arnold Schwarzenegger has garnered attention for his stance against online hate.
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Sports apparel maker Hummel said it has "toned down" Denmark's national team jersey for the World Cup, and introduced a black third kit in the "color of mourning," in protest at rights abuses in Qatar.
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Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara is finally in court for a long-awaited trial, 13 years after more than 150 people were killed by security forces at a Conakry stadium.
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Rapper Coolio, known for the mid-90s hit song "Gangsta's Paradise", died on Wednesday reportedly after being found unresponsive at a friend's Los Angeles home.
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What happens when there is that knock at the door? Moscow's hastily-organised referendums in occupied parts of Ukraine – complete with house-to-house searches of ballot recipients – take the concept of "get out the vote" to a whole new level.