Following days of protests over soaring prices and fuel shortages, Sri Lanka's cabinet ministers have resigned en masse. The head of the central bank has also stepped down. We take a look at how the heavily indebted country got to this stage. Plus, our correspondents report on how Niger could be facing its worst food crisis in a decade, amid global food and energy shortages worsened by the war in Ukraine.
Peru's government says an oil spill off the country's coast is twice as big as previously reported. 12,000 barrels of oil leaked into the sea at a refinery owned by the Spanish oil company Repsol. Lima has demanded compensation.
Out of 24 members of Gabriel Boric's Cabinet, 14 are women. Leftist Boric also appointed a former Central Bank chief as finance minister, which has been seen as a shift to the political center.
The traffic light coalition is holding its first closed Cabinet session, with an already packed agenda including Germany's G7 presidency. Pressing issues include Ukraine and Germany's rising coronavirus case numbers.
The end of the standoff clears the way for ministers to meet after a three-month gap and come up with a plan to stop the country's economic meltdown.
9 Oct 2021
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has replaced two key ministers days after being sworn in for a new term. The country's leadership faces growing pressure from the West to resolve the Tigray crisis.
29 Aug 2021
Hossein Amirabdollahian will replace Javad Zarif as Iran's foreign minister. Zarif negotiated the Iran nuclear deal whereas Amirabdollahian is on an EU sanctions list for alleged human rights abuses.
30 Mar 2021
The shake-up comes as President Jair Bolsonaro face mounting pressure amid a surge in new coronavirus cases.
4 Feb 2021
The US Senate confirms Joe Biden's pick for secretary of transportation in a 86-13 vote, making Pete Buttigieg the first openly gay member of a White House cabinet.
9 Jan 2021
The under-representation of women in German boardrooms has been a matter of debate for years. Now, Angela Merkel's government has tabled a new bill to help boost the numer of female executives in top jobs.
21 Sep 2019
Work begins for Nigeria’s new cabinet after their much-anticipated inauguration on Wednesday. To discuss the task ahead for President Buhari's new posse, Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) joins CNBC Africa for more.
1 Jun 2019
This is a crucial week for the flagging South African economy. Newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to name his cabinet, the key people charged with driving the economy towards growth to ease unemployment and stave off the threat of downgrades by the ratings agencies later in the year. Economists and experts have been talking all week to CNBC Africa about who should be in cabinet and what shape economic policy should take.