At least four were killed in the attack on the governor's convoy. Both he and the environment minister, who was also in the vehicle, survived.
Dr. Habiba Sarabi is one of four women who took part in the negotiations with the Taliban in Doha at the end of 2020. She is also the first woman to have ruled an Afghan province, that of Bamiyan. Sarabi, who was in Doha when the Taliban took power, spoke to us from the Turkish city of Izmir, where she now lives. She called the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan "a big mistake", branding the US pullout "irresponsible".
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has successfully fended off an attempt to topple him in a recall election. Republicans had tried to unseat him over his policies on immigration, COVID-19 and crime.
"Even the morning after, we’re still uncovering the true depth of the loss," New York Governor Kathy Hochul says during a news conference a day after remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed New York City.
Olympic athlete and transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner meets with California voters two weeks before the election against incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom. "I love a good fight", says the Republican candidate who promises to "lower taxes, less regulations, build a pro-business environment".
The governor of Nigeria's Katsina State has told locals to arm themselves against would-be attackers, saying security wasn't only the government's responsibility. Aminu Masari has blamed residents for giving in too easily to attackers amid ongoing kidnappings and raids by armed gangs.
Salima Mazari, a female district governor in male-dominated Afghanistan, is on a mission: recruiting men to fight the Taliban. Life has changed little in many areas the insurgents have captured, but in Charkint, the ruggedly remote district of mountains and valleys that Mazari governs, about an hour south of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province, the stakes are higher.
Martial Arts, World Number 2 in the Welterweight Category Kamaru Usman paid a courtsey visit to the ExecutIve Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-olu.
Social media companies would be slapped with large fines if they "de-platform" political candidates in the US state. Big tech firms and activists oppose the law.
The wife of Enugu State Governor, Monica Ugwuanyi, has advised mothers to always ensure they take a proper records of their children’s immunisation.
Zamfara state governor, Matawalle has secured the release of a kidnap victim without paying ransom.
Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku and residents of the state have faulted reports on the collapsed flyover in the state.