07 Jan 2022

Cambodian PM’s visit to Myanmar sparks protests

As Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived for a  meeting with the military junta, protests and rallies were held across Myanmar. The Prime Minister is the first foreign leader to visit the country since the military coup in February 2021 took over Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government. Protestors feared

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03 Jan 2022

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns after mass protests

Abdalla Hamdok, Sudan’s Prime Minister, resigned after weeks of mass protests that rocked the capital city of Khartoum. Thousands of angry citizens marched against a recent deal forged between the military, who staged a coup in October, and the current government. The deal allowed the two entities to share power.

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22 Oct 2021

Somalia leaders strike deal on long-delayed election process

A deal to speed up the process for elections in Somalia has been agreed upon by the president and prime minister. A dispute between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble halted the election that was supposed to occur earlier this month. The dispute was over who

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04 Oct 2021

Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan’s new Prime Minister

On Monday, Japan’s Fumio Kishida took office as the country’s new Prime Minister. He was officially confirmed as the country’s 100th Prime Minister after being elected as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party last week and a parliamentary vote. After the parliamentary vote, Kishida announced his Cabinet of 20

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30 Sep 2021

Fumio Kishida to Become Japan’s Next Prime Minister After Party Election Win

Fumio Kishida, a former Japanese foreign minister who called for the country to advance its missile defenses was elected ruling party leader on Wednesday. This means that Mr. Kishida will likely become the nation’s next prime minister. The 64-year-old supports a strong US-Japan alliance and has expressed concern about China’s

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29 Sep 2021

Tunisia’s president appoints woman as prime minister in first for Arab world

Two months after he dismantled the previous government and seized executive powers, Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Najla Bouden Romdhan as the first female prime minister in the history of Tunisia and the Arab world. This marks the first occasion in which a woman has led a government, stated

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15 Sep 2021

Haiti Prosecutor Seeks Charges Against Prime Minister in President’s Assassination

On Tuesday, leading Haitian prosecutor Ben-Ford Claude called on Judge Garry Orélien to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in connection with the July assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. The Prime Minister fired the prosecutor in the latest updates to the assassination story that has deepened the country’s political

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10 Sep 2021

Lebanon gets new government amid deepening crisis

Over a year after the previous administration quit a new government has been announced in Lebanon. Lebanon’s richest man, Najib Mikati, became prime minister and the rest of the cabinet was named as well. The appointments end months of political standstill in Lebanon. After the resignation of the previous prime

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03 Sep 2021

Yoshihide Suga announces intention to step down after less than a year as Japan’s Prime Minister

On Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced he will not run in the forthcoming leadership election for his party. This announcement effectively cedes the position and opens the race to other candidates after he has been prime minister for less than a year. Suga assumed the position last September

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21 Jul 2021

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

Ariel Henry has become the new prime minister of Haiti as of Tuesday, just two weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The country is beginning to hold official ceremonies to mourn the former leader. The police have reportedly widened the list of suspects in his killing. Henry, a

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