Category Archives: Politics

Backers of Tunisian President Rally against ‘Coup’ Accusations

Thousands of supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied rallied in the capital on Sunday to show their backing for his suspension of parliament and promises to change the political system, acts his critics call a coup.The demonstration in central Tuni…

Delayed Elections Are Underway in Ethiopia

Delayed elections are underway Thursday in four regions of Ethiopia.Voters in three regions will decide who wins dozens of parliamentary seats in the last round of voting before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed forms a new government on Oct. 4.Voters in the f…

First Female Prime Minister Appointed in Tunisia

Tunisian President Kais Saied surprised many Wednesday with his appointment of Najla Bouden Romdhane, a 63-year-old professor at a prestigious engineering school, as the country’s first female prime minister.The geologist was named prime minister after…

Tunisians Protest President’s Power Grab as Opposition Deepens

Several thousand demonstrators rallied Sunday in the Tunisian capital to protest President Kais Saied’s seizure of power, calling on him to step down in the biggest show of public anger since his intervention.Saied this week brushed aside much of the 2…

Scores of Officials Quit Tunisia’s Main Islamist Party in Protest

More than 100 officials of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda announced their resignations Saturday to protest the choices of the movement’s leadership in confronting the North African country’s political crisis.The split within the ranks of Ennahda come…

Burundi Rights Violations Hidden Behind Façade of Democracy, UN Commission Finds

GENEVA — U.N. investigators are accusing Burundi’s government of hiding widespread rights violations and repressive measures behind a façade of democracy. The charge comes in a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi submitted to the U.N Human R…