India is taking over the G20 presidency amid tough times, with the world confronting a raft of geopolitical and economic crises.
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has secured a return to office, defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He called for "peace and unity" after a bitter electoral campaign.
Ruto's supporters have praised the court's decision after Raila Odinga claimed he was cheated out of victory in the tight race. Ruto has since taken a conciliatory tone with the opposition as he prepares to take office.
16 May 2022
Former Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency again on Sunday in a vote by parliamentarians behind blast walls in an airport hangar as a popular election remains impossible in the conflict-wracked nation.
14 May 2022
Marcos Jr. is the son of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the country for decades under a brutal autocratic regime. Mending frayed EU-Philippine relations will be a challenge for the new leader.
6 Apr 2022
This week, we start with some good news. Radiation levels are "quite normal" around Chernobyl. The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog confirms that Russian forces have pulled back from the site of Europe's worst-ever nuclear disaster. The IAEA is working with both sides to avoid Chernobyl again becoming a frontline in the war in Ukraine.
1 Feb 2022
France has never had a woman as president. With a number of female candidates in the election race this time, could that finally change? Challenges range from a #MeToo campaign to an "invisible" barrier to the top job.
8 Jan 2022
When Emmanuel Macron first ran for president five years ago, he touted himself as a disruptor; a leader who could reform France from outside the box of the traditional political parties. It turns out the reformer can sometimes be a loose cannon. We ask our panel about the incumbent's latest shock statement that's got the chattering classes going in Paris.
6 Jan 2022
Paris hopes to use its six months at the head of the Council of the EU to tackle the bloc's "economic, educational, migration and military challenges." French President Macron will do it while facing an election at home.
2 Jan 2022
Germany takes over the G7 presidency for 2022. In a new year's message, Finance Minister Christian Lindner, who replaces Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the role, said Germany must help "drive the global economic recovery."
4 Dec 2021
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi son's hopes of running for president are dashed, as the country’s electoral commission disqualifies him.
9 Oct 2021
The son of the late Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced his bid for the presidency in 2022. He joins a field of contenders seeking to replace the outgoing Rodrigo Duterte.