Deal reached to end DRC political crisis

Deal reached to end DRC political crisis

The government and opposition parties in the DR Congo on Saturday clinched a hard-won deal over President Joseph Kabila’s fate, ending a political crisis that sparked months of deadly unrest. Under the terms of the deal, Kabila will stay until the “end of 2017” but a transition council will be established, headed by opposition leader […]

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

The woman at the centre of the snowballing political scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye is a “flight risk” and has been placed under emergency detention, South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday. Choi Soon-Sil, who faces allegations of fraud and meddling in state affairs over her decades-long friendship with Park, was grilled for hours Monday after she […]

Rajoy returned as PM in confidence vote, ending Spain’s political crisis

Rajoy returned as PM in confidence vote, ending Spain’s political crisis

Spain’s parliament voted Saturday to approve acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s bid to form a new minority government, putting an end to the country’s 10-month political deadlock. Rajoy, leader of the conservative Popular Party, won a second term as prime minister with a 170-111 vote and 68 abstentions. During the vote, hundreds of anti -Popular […]

DR Congo political crisis deepens as presidential vote postponed

DR Congo political crisis deepens as presidential vote postponed

A ruling by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court approving an electoral commission request to postpone the country’s presidential election by 18 months has compounded fears President Joseph Kabila may try to extend his rule for a third term. The constitutional court ruled in favour of the electoral commission on Monday, which filed a […]