Black flags have been raised across the country as millions of workers go out on strike in Sri Lanka. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continues to ignore calls for him to step down.
In an unexpected announcement, Prime Minister Patrick Achi and his Cabinet have tendered their resignation. The leader of Ivory Coast's government had held the job for a little over a year.
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.
The resignations come as Boris Johnson is battling to hold onto his position as British prime minister following reports of illegal parties during a coronavirus lockdown.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he had no intention of resigning over a series of lockdown-breaking gatherings at his Downing Street office and residence, pledging to get on with the job. Johnson answered questions from MPs during a combative Prime Minister's Questions session ahead of the release of an official report into allegations of partying during lockdown that could threaten his future as prime minister.
10 Oct 2021
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
4 Aug 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, a state investigation has found. US President Joe Biden and other fellow Democrats are calling for him to step down.
11 Jul 2021
Malaysia's ruling coalition's biggest party, UMNO, has withdrawn its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin over his cabinet's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
11 Feb 2021
The former prime minister and current president of the Summer Games' organizing committee is due to step down after saying that women speak too much in meetings. The remarks sparked outrage at home and abroad.
24 Dec 2020
Opposition supporters have started a nationwide strike and set up tents in the capital. They claim they'll stay until the PM steps down, but he said he has no intention of leaving office.
17 Oct 2020
This is a compilation of the most important news that broke today, October 14, 2020.