Category: resignation

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Ethiopia ‘at crossroads’ after Hailemariam resignation

Some describe it as a “transformational moment”; others the result of an “unprecedented” wave of protests. But whatever it is labelled, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation is setting the stage for a crucial succession race, that is likely to shape the future course of a country rocked by violent unrest and political instability. Hailemariam, who…

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Lebanon’s PM Saad al-Hariri holds off resignation

Saad al-Hariri has deferred his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister and has vowed to work with the country’s president Michel Aoun to “protect” the country and maintain its security. “Today I presented my resignation to the president and he urged me to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and its political underpinnings……

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Harare streets erupt in pleasure after Mugabe’s resignation

Harare, Zimbabwe – Honking cars, loud music and dancing crowds. These were the jubilant scenes in Zimbabwe’s capital on Tuesday, as the news of President Robert Mugabe’s resignation triggered a wave of wild celebration across the city. Singing and cheering, many Harare residents said they are delighted Mugabe had stepped down after 37 years. They also…

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Saad Hariri returns to Lebanon after shock resignation

Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut, more than two weeks after announcing his shock resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia. He arrived in the capital’s international airport late on Tuesday. A Sunni Muslim politician and longtime ally of Saudi Arabia, Hariri announced his resignation in a televised address on November 4, shortly after landing…