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Mali violence: PM and entire government resigns

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) – The prime minister of Mali and his entire government have resigned, following an upsurge of violence in the country, reports BBC.  On Wednesday, a motion of no confidence was submitted as MPs blamed Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga for failing to handle the unrest. Last month, scores of herders were killed by a rival ethnic ... Read More »

UK minister resigns over May’s ‘naive’ deal

A UK minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU’s Galileo satellite-navigation system exposes Theresa May’s Brexit deal as “naive”. The UK had wanted to stay part of Galileo after Brexit, but the EU said it would be banned from the extra-secure elements of the programme. Mrs May confirmed on Friday that the UK was pulling out ... Read More »

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

Johannesburg, Feb 15 (AP/UNB) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa’s biggest economies. The resignation signaled an imminent end to a leadership crisis in South Africa and set ... Read More »

CJ Surendra Kumar Sinha resigns

Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned according to different satellite news channels of Bangladesh. Earlier news agencies reported, he issued a statement before leaving Dhaka for Australia following two and a half months of discussions and criticisms surrounding him. In the statement issued, he said he was ‘physically well, but embarrassed’ by the criticism of the ruling Awami ... Read More »

US health secretary Price quits after plane scandal

US Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned over the use of expensive private planes for official business. He previously apologised after making 26 private flights since May at a cost of $400,000 (£300,000) to taxpayers. Government officials, except those dealing with national security matters, are required to take commercial flights for work related travel. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif resigns over Panama Papers verdict

Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office. The ruling came after a probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies. Mr Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case. Read More »

ICT ‘has some explaining to do’

London: ON 6th DECEMBER 2012 the presiding judge of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal, Mohammed Nizamul Huq, passed an order requiring two members of The Economist to appear before the court, demanding that they explain how we have come by e-mails and conversations between himself and Ahmed Ziauddin, a lawyer of Bangladeshi origins based in Belgium. The tribunal was established in ... Read More »