On Thursday 19 August the members of South Africa’s National Assembly convened physically for the first time in a while. They met in several ... locations in parliament to achieve sufficient distancing in the pandemic. And there was only one item on the order paper: the election of a Speaker.
A clear power grab is being made by Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed, following the recent dismissals of ministers, including Prime Minister ... Hichem Mechichi, and Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment Support Ali Kooli, and the suspension of parliament. Saïed also recently announced plans to strip legislators of immunity and assume power of the state prosecutor’s office. But is this danger or opportunity? The most obvious comparison to this situation is Lebanon…but to what extent is Tunisia like Lebanon?
Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in April 2018 after anti-government protests erupted in Oromia following the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary ... Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) near clean sweep in the 2015 elections.
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We all woke up to a different world today with the shocking images of Monday's bungled US evacuation from Kabul still overflowing our social ... media feeds and this nagging feeling that something big, really big happened that we still don't fully understand.