Argentina to replace energy and production ministers

By Maximilian Heath BUENOS AIRES, June 17 : Argentina?s government said on Saturday that it would replace its energy and production ministers, just two days after the resignation of former Central Bank President Federico Sturzenegger. The shake-up follows several tumultuous weeks for the government of the center-right President Mauricio Macri, with extreme currency volatility leading […]

Kenyan minister, police chief found in contempt; opposition politician deported

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI, March 29 : A Kenyan high court judge found the Interior Minister and the police chief guilty of contempt on Wednesday and told them to appear for sentencing because they failed to obey a court order to release a detained opposition politician. Late on Wednesday evening, Kenyan authorities deported opposition politician […]

Senior Tanzania ruling party MP quits, cites democracy concerns

By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 30 : A senior Tanzanian politician quit the ruling party on Monday complaining of human rights abuses and a weakening of democracy in the east African nation, in a move political analysts said could trigger a wave of defections to opposition parties. Since taking office in late 2015, […]

Row over Pakistani paramilitary unit fuels political confusion

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 : An unexplained dispute between Pakistan’s interior minister and an elite paramilitary unit under his command is adding to political confusion in Islamabad, prompting questions about a rift in ties between civilian leaders and the powerful military. The spat comes at a moment of heightened concern over the feverish […]

Kurds will find it hard to implement independence, says Iraqi FM

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Sept 14 : Iraqi Kurdish leaders must be prepared to face the consequences if they unilaterally declare independence and find implementation more difficult than they expected, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Wednesday. Jaafari was in Cairo for an Arab League summit where the closing statement included a resolution calling […]