Will Boris Johnson sink Britain's Brexit withdrawal deal?
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to pull out of trade talks with the European Union if an agreement is not struck by mid-October. He has also hinted that he could back out of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Japan PM Abe announces he will resign over health problems
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems, in a development that kicks off a leadership contest in the world's third-largest economy. "I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister," he told a press conference.
Mali president, prime minister detained by mutinous soldiers
Mali's president and prime minister were seized by mutinous soldiers, plunging the country into deeper political turmoil. The EU has condemned the "attempted coup."
Japan's Abe vows not to repeat war on WWII anniversary
Coronavirus fears meant only a limited audience could attend the ceremony marking Japan's World War II surrender. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged never to repeat the tragedy of war, but stopped short of an apology.
Israeli artist mocks Netanyahu in 'Last Supper' installation
An Israeli artist mocks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a re-enactment of "The Last Supper" installed in central Tel Aviv, a day after people protesting against him in the city were beaten and bloodied.
Boris Johnson set to overhaul Britain's treason laws: report
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to change the country's treason laws, reported the Mail on Sunday newspaper. Rising tensions with Moscow are thought to be behind the biggest shakeup since 1695.
Gabon appoints first woman prime minister
Former Defense Minister Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been promoted to prime minister, making her the first woman to hold the role in Gabon's history.
Tunisia's prime minister resigns after political row
Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned following a row with the Islamist Ennahda Party. The move has triggered a political crisis for the country as it contends with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ivorian Vice President resigns, days after Prime Minister's death
Days after the sudden death of Ivory Coast's prime minister and ruling party candidate in upcoming elections, the country's vice president resigns. The move adds further uncertainty to the political landscape. Also, Rwanda is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa whose nationals can now travel to Europe's Schengen area. Despite the apparent success of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, cases are on the rise. And we examine the longstanding political and ethnic tensions in Ethiopia that fed into unrest that followed the killing of Oromo singer Hacaaluu Hundeesaa at the end of June.