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Somali Prime Minister’s powers suspended

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Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed suspended the Prime Minister's power to hire and fire officials, he said in a statement, escalating a destabilising row...

Somalia to hold indirect election on 10 October, Prime Minister says

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Somalia will indirectly pick a new president on 10 October, the prime minister said on Tuesday, potentially easing a political crisis brought on by...

Detained Malian leaders freed

Mali's ousted interim leaders are free after they were detained by the army and resigned, a military representative said, as another questioned the feasibility...

Sudan’s PM promises justice on anniversary of sit-in killings

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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok pledged justice on Wednesday for scores of pro-democracy protesters killed a year ago when security forces broke up a...

New Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister resigns

Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation after an ultimatum from West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the president said....

New Guinea Bissau PM named, incumbent refuses to leave

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister but his sacked predecessor refused to step down, intensifying a power struggle between Vaz...

New Prime Minister for Gabon

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Gabon's President Ali Bongo, who has been out of the country for two months recovering from a stroke, named a new prime minister in...

New Prime Minister for Guinea

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Guinea President Alpha Conde named Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as the country's new Prime Minister amid heightened political tensions and suspicion about his...

Gabon prime minister ordered to resign

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Gabon's Constitutional Court ordered the prime minister to resign and the lower house of parliament dissolved after legislative elections scheduled for the...

New Prime Minister for Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's ruling coalition voted Abiye Ahmed in as new Prime Minister this week following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month, ...

Mali Prime Minister in Kidal

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Mali's prime minister visited Kidal on Friday, the first senior government delegation in three years to visit the city, under the control...

Ethiopian Prime Minister resigns

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent...

Somalian PM secures ceasefire

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Somalia's prime minister said at the weekend he had secured a ceasefire between two warring regions in the Horn of Africa nation,...

New prime minister named in Gabon

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Gabon President Ali Bongo promoted foreign minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet to the post of Prime Minister on Wednesday, a day after Bongo...

Libyan prime minister calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

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Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that...

Ex-Burkina Faso prime minister detained on charges of killing protesters

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Burkina Faso authorities detained a former prime minister on Friday in connection with the violent attempts to put down a protest that...

Mauritian PM picks son as finance minister

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Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth picked his son Pravind as finance minister, the president's office said on Wednesday. The younger Jugnauth (53) was...

Egypt’s new PM says army to give him extra powers

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Egypt's new prime minister said the ruling army would grant him extra powers, and appointed a finance minister along with most other...

Greek PM hopeful on signature dispute, strike looms

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Greece's new technocrat prime minister said he was confident fractious politicians would soon provide a written commitment to painful austerity measures as...

Spain new premier refuses to reveal plans

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Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy resisted pressure to disclose his plans for rescuing Spain from economic disaster, keeping anxious Spaniards and impatient investors...

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