Rwanda to get first batch of asylum seekers from UK this May | Migration News

In April, both countries signed a controversial immigration deal to take those who enter the United Kingdom illegally to the eastern African state. Rwanda expects the first group of 50 asylum seekers to be transferred from the United Kingdom by the end of May, a government spokesperson has said. In April, the UK government announced … Read more

Hassan Mohamud: The second coming of Somalia’s new president | Government

This Sunday, Hassan Shekh Mohamud made history as the first person to be elected president twice in Somalia’s nascent democracy after a landslide victory against the incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo. In a contest of more than 36 candidates, both men made it to the third round of what was arguably the most competitive … Read more

Guinea Bissau president dissolves parliament in new political row | Politics News

The disagreements between parliament and the president center around the immunity of opposition leader and lawmaker Domingos Simoes Pereira who lost to the president in 2019. President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has dissolved Guinea-Bissau’s parliament and said early parliamentary elections would be held this year to resolve the long-running political crisis. Tensions between parliament and the … Read more

Q&A: An ambitious attempt to be Somalia’s first female president | Elections News

This Sunday, Soia is expected to hold its highly anticipated and long-delayed presidential candidates for the 39th presidential election for the country’s top position. Some of the contenders include the incumbent, two former presidents, the immediate former prime minister and the president of the regional state of Puntland, joined the race. Also in the race … Read more

Togo agrees to mediate in Mali political crisis | Military News

Two coups in as many years have precipitated a political crisis in Mali, where armed groups are also looking to grab power. Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has agreed to act as a mediator in Mali’s political crisis as the West African country’s military government faces pressure to re-establish civilian rule, their foreign ministers have said. … Read more

Pakistan may quash ex-PM Sharif’s conviction in graft cases: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new government is considering quashing or suspending former PM Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in corruption cases to offer him a chance to plead fresh before a court of law, a media report said on Monday. The 72-year-old three-time premier, against whom several corruption cases were launched by the government of former PM Imran Khan, … Read more

Pakistan: A political crisis and a polarised media | Media

From: The Listening Post Pakistan’s media is in a lose-lose situation – caught between politicians and the military. Plus, the crushing of speech in Bangladesh. In the weeks since Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from government, he has been conducting an aggressive campaign – on the ground and online – to get … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson announces 1 billion new commercial deals on landmark India visit | India News

NEW DELHI: UK PM Boris Johnson will announce a raft of commercial agreements and hail a new era in the UK and India’s trade, investment and technology partnership, as he arrives in Gujarat today for the start of a two-day visit to India. On his first trip to India as prime minister, Johnson will discuss … Read more

Ivory Coast: Achi reappointed PM, regional bank chief named VP | Government News

President Alassane Ouattara accepted the resignation of his entire cabinet last week ahead of a government reshuffle. Patrick Achi has been reappointed as prime minister of Ivory Coast just a week after resigning from the post, Senate President Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio has said. Ahoussou-Kouadio was speaking at the joint session of parliament on Tuesday. A reshuffled … Read more

UAL ‘suspends’ role in Israeli gov’t over Jerusalem violence | Government News

The measure is seen as a symbolic gesture and could be resolved by the time the Israeli Knesset reconvenes next month. The United Arab List (UAL) party, also known by the Hebrew name Ra’am, has suspended participation in the coalition government of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, blaming days of violence at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa … Read more