Ecuador’s interior minister has resigned in the wake of simultaneous riots in four prisons that left 79 people dead. “It is my own personal decision to submit my irrevocable resignation as minister,” Patricio Pazmino said in a letter to President Lenin Moreno, which was made public on Twitter on Friday.[…]
Eight Muslim officials in Sri Lanka have stepped down from their posts in solidarity with another minister, accused by the opposition of ties to the group behind the lethal Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people. The ministers quit their posts on Monday in a show of solidarity with[…]
Good party leader and former Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille, says she is “deeply honoured and humbled to have received the call to serve as a minister in South Africa’s new Cabinet” and that it is time South Africans demonstrate their ability to “rise above party political differences”. President[…]
By Wardah Wilkinson The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform appeared in front of the Western Cape Standing Committee on Human Settlements on Wednesday to answer questions relating to current status of Phase 3 of the District Six restitution process, which has reached a standstill. Since the sod-turning for[…]
Saudi authorities are still reviewing a deadly stampede which struck last year’s hajj pilgrimage, the minister of hajj and umra said on Tuesday. It was a rare comment by a senior Saudi official about the tragedy. More than 2,000 pilgrims died in the stampede, the worst disaster to ever strike[…]
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has announced she will push for a controversial plan to extend Israeli civil law to West Bank settlements – a move that critics say would be tantamount to the annexation of territories beyond the Green Line. “Conditions need to be equal. There are basic laws[…]
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, through the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the police, is investigating the cause of the crash in which Public Service Minister Collins Chabane was killed, her office said on Sunday. “[The minister] is saddened by the untimely death of the Minister of Public Services and Administration,[…]
Thousands of Palestinians have gathered to mourn a senior official who died in a confrontation with Israeli troops, as the army sent reinforcements to the occupied West Bank and braced for unrest. Palestinian officials accused Israel of being responsible for the death of minister Ziad Abu Ein, who died shortly[…]
Ziad Abu Ein, a Palestinian minister, has died after clashes with Israeli forces, reportedly due to inhaling large amounts of tear gas in the occupied West Bank, sources told Al Jazeera. Abu Ein, who was the head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, died in Ramallah Hospital on Wednesday after[…]
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