Governance

Tunisia’s President Suspends Parliament

Tunisian troops blocked the head of parliament from entering the building early Monday, hours after President Kais Saied announced he had fired Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament for 30 days. Saied, a political independent, said h…

Governance

Somali Elections Delayed Again; No New Date Set

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Somalia’s indirect election of lawmakers, expected to begin Sunday, was delayed once again as regional parliaments were not ready.No new date was set for the Somali upper house elections. Authorities said the vote did not take plac…

Governance

Botswana Sends Nearly 300 Troops to Mozambique

GABORONE – Botswana sent 296 troops to Mozambique Monday to join soldiers from other Southern African Development Community, or SADC, countries. The SADC troops are being deployed for the first time to quell a deadly Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado…

Governance

Tunisian President Sacks Premier, Suspends Parliament

CAIRO – Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked the country’s prime minister and suspended parliament, amid applause from some quarters and protests from others. The move came after weeks of political turbulence in the country, fueled in part by publi…