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Lesotho's new PM sworn in after ex-leader accused of murder

May 20, 2020 - 8:25 PM

'I will be a true and faithful prime minister, so help me God,' says Moeketsi Majoro, who previously worked as an executive director at the International Monetary Fund in one of its Africa offices

NEW LEADER. Lesotho's former Prime minister Thomas Thabane (L) poses for the photograph with the new Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro during the swearing in ceremony at the Royal Palace in Maseru in the morning of May 20, 2020. Photo by Molise Molise/AFP

Lesotho's beleaguered PM Thabane officially resigns

May 19, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Thomas Thabane will remain the leader of his ruling All Basotho Convention party for the time being

RESIGNED. In this file photo, Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Motsoahae Thabane looks on during the closing ceremony of the 37th Southern African Development Community Summit of Heads of State and Government at The OR Tambo Building in Pretoria on August 20, 2017. File photo by Gulshan Khan/AFP

Lesotho's embattled PM Thabane says stepping down

May 19, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Thomas Thabane's political rivals have piled pressure on the prime minister to step down early over allegations he had a hand in the brutal 2017 shooting of Lipolelo Thabane, whom he was divorcing

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on June 3, 2017 Lesotho political party All Basotho Convention leader and candidate Tom Thabane (C) casts his ballot at a polling statio in Maseru, during Lesotho's general election. File photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Feb 24, 2020 - 2:39 PM

(4th UPDATE) Mahathir Mohamad, who already submitted his resignation to the king, is appointed interim leader until a new premier is found

RESIGNATION. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gives a speech as he takes part in a plenary session of Eastern Economic Forum at far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on September 5, 2019. File photo by Vladimir Smirnov/TASS Host Photo Agency/AFP

British finance minister quits in reshuffle upset

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:00 PM

British Finance Minister Sajid Javid stands down after Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to use a reorganization of his cabinet to get rid of some of Javid's aides

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid leaves 11 Downing Street in central London on September 4, 2019, to head the House of Commons to set out his plans for public spending. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Iraq PM says he will resign after bloody protests

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Adel Abdel Mahdi's statement is greeted with cheers and blaring music across Baghdad's iconic Tahrir Square, where crowds have amassed since early October against a ruling class deemed corrupt and inefficient

RESIGINING. Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony in Baghdad on October 23, 2019. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Kuwait PM, cabinet quit after disputes with parliament

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:25 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah 'submitted the resignation of the cabinet to the emir...in order to allow for a cabinet reshuffle,' says a government spokesman

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah speaks during the 74th Session of the General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters on September 25, 2019 in New York. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Morales leaves for Mexico as Bolivia military pledges to tackle violence

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:26 AM

(UPDATED) Evo Morales leaves the country on a military plane sent for him by Mexico, which granted him political asylum for his safety

A woman removes posters of Bolivia's Evo Morales from the wall of a house in El Alto on November 11, 2019, a day after the resignation of the leftist leader as president. Morales announced his resignation on Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. Aizar RALDES / AFP

Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

Nov 11, 2019 - 7:54 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The streets of La Paz immediately explode in celebration, with jubilant Bolivians waving the country's flag, but violence and vandalism later erupt overnight and in the neighboring city of El Alto

MORALES RESIGNS. People take to the streets of Santa Cruz to celebrate the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales on November 10, 2019. Photo by Daniel Walker/AFP

Lebanon reopens but crisis remains after PM resigns

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:34 PM

President Michel Aoun asks Saad Hariri's government to continue on a caretaker basis until a new cabinet is formed

LEBANON. A Lebanese anti-government protester waves his national flag signaling a roadblock to drivers in Beirut on October 30, 2019. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Lebanon PM Hariri says to submit resignation

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his decision is 'in response to the will of many Lebanese who have taken to the streets to demand change' in what he calls 'historic' protests

AFTER RESIGNATION. Lebanese anti-government protesters celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Georgian PM announces resignation

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Reports say that the powerful interior minister Giorgi Gakharia could become the next prime minister

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze speaks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as part of the US-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission at the State Department in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2019. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump's personal assistant steps down over info breach

Aug 30, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Media reports say Madeleine Westerhout's unexpected departure comes after Trump learns that she had talked about his family and White House matters with reporters at an off-the-record session

Retired Admiral James Stavridis (L), dean of Fletcher School at Tufts University is escorted by Madeleine Westerhout as he arrives at Trump Tower on December 8, 2016 in New York.  Dominick Reuter / AFPm

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Aug 21, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Political maneuvering to form a new coalition has already started with Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti saying that party members are 'united' in making a deal with Five Star Movement

May slaps down 'Stop Brexit' cry in farewell speech

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:49 PM

(UPDATED) Theresa May tenders her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, the head of state

MAY RESIGNS. Britain's outgoing prime minister Theresa May, (L), accompanied by her husband Philip, gives a speech outside 10 Downing street in London on July 24, 2019 before formally tendering her resignation at Buckingham Palace. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

(UPDATED) The 70-year-old is one of the top figures targeted by demonstrators in mass rallies which prompted the departure of Abdelaziz Bouteflika this month

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2014, then Algerian Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announces the results of the presidential election during a press conference in Algiers. File photo by Farouk Batiche/AFP

Algeria lawmakers elect first new president in 20 years

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The election of Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president follows constitutional rules but goes against the demands of demonstrators, who have pushed for him and other top politicians to stand down

INTERIM PRESIDENT. Algerian speaker of the upper house of parliament, Abdelkader Bensalah, is pictured during a parliamentary session at the Palais des Nations in the Algerian capital Algiers on April 9, 2019, after lawmakers named him as interim president. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Algerians demand sweeping change as Bouteflika era ends

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Many Algerians have never known any president other than Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who held power for two decades but was rarely seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013

CHANGE. Algerians wave the national flag as they demonstrate to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system, in Algiers on April 3, 2019, following the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Kazakh leader announces shock resignation after 30 years in power

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, has ruled Kazakhstan since before the collapse of the Soviet Union and leaves no obvious successor

RESIGNATION. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his shock resignation on March 19, 2019, 29 years after taking office. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP

Facebook chief product officer quits

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:49 AM

Cox makes his announcement in on his Facebook page, saying he was leaving 'with great sadness' after 13 years.

FB EXECS. Former product head Chris Cox and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a photo posted by Cox on his Facebook page where he announced his resignation. Photo from Chris Cox's Facebook page


Trump communications director Bill Shine abruptly resigns

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The White House did not go into Bill Shine's resignation but says he will still support Donald Trump's agenda and will even be a senior advisor for the 2020 polls

STILL IN TRUMP TEAM. Bill Shine will continue to back President Trump and will work for his 2020 reelection bid. Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images / AFP

Finland government resigns over failed reforms

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila calls the failure to pass the reform 'a major disappointment'

RESIGNATION. Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä announces his cabinet's resignation in a press conferance at the Prime Minister's official residence Kesäranta in Helsinki, Finland on March 8, 2019. Photo by Seppo Samuli/Lehtikuva/AFP

Iran president keeps FM Zarif in post

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:13 PM

'I believe your resignation is against the country's interests and do not approve it,' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani writes in a letter to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Palestinian government submits resignation to Abbas

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'The government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted on [January 29] its resignation to President Mahmud Abbas,' official news agency Wafa says following a cabinet meeting

RESIGNATION. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered on January 28, 2019 to resign, his spokesman says, amid efforts by president Mahmud Abbas to form a new government. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Ghosn resigns as Renault boss, French group enters new era

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

A senior director from the firm 'received last night the letter of resignation from Carlos Ghosn,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:02 AM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim's February 1 departure

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mocha resigned? Netizens doubt it's her last act

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Speculations on why the controversial ex-communications official stepped down flood Twitter

Mocha Uson’s resignation long overdue 'but whiff of fresh air' – lawmakers

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'Government service, while it is about trust, it is also about accountability. And that is what is sorely lacking from her,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

RESIGNATION. Outgoing PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is interviewed by reporters after her resignation on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha Uson after resignation: 'Suntukan tayo, bakbakan tayo'

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The resigned communications official also says any plan to run for an elective post in 2019 would depend on feedback from her Facebook supporters

MOCHA EXITS. Outgoing PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson attends the PCOO budget hearing at the Senate. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson resigns

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:34 AM

(4th UPDATE) Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson announces her resignation during the Presidential Communications Operations Office budget hearing at the Senate

CONTROVERSIAL PCOO OFFICIAL. PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has resigned

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Why Duterte's 'resignation' should be your concern

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:34 AM

Words have never been empty for this leader

'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.

Duterte on Montano, Roxas on Senate run, AFP on Chinese bombers | Midday wRap

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

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Sereno on Duterte, Senate leadership, Trump on Mueller probe | Midday wRap

May 18, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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DOJ assistant secretary resigned even before Duterte called him out

May 16, 2018 - 8:53 PM

Moslemen Macarambon Sr said he and other DOJ undersecretaries and assistant secretaries resigned after new Justice Secretary Guevarra asked them

ONLY HELPING. Moslemen Macarambon Sr. says he only helped relatives. File photo

Duterte on Philippine Rise, Bello applies for Ombudsman post, Albayalde on barangay officials | Evening wRap

May 15, 2018 - 6:13 PM

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Wanda Teo resigns, Duterte on Dengvaxia, Avengers cast get tattoos | Evening wRap

May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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Ombudsman probes P60-million DOT-Tulfo controversy

May 08, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman is looking into the controversy that led to the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo

SIBLINGS. Erwin Tulfo, resigned tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, and Ben Tulfo (L-R) are embroiled in a controversy after the tourism department's P60 million payment for advertisements were paid to the Tulfos' production company, Bitag Media.

Tourism chief Wanda Teo resigns

May 08, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(4TH UPDATE) This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte had a long private conversation with Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in the face of calls for her resignation

ADS CONTROVERSY. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo holds a press briefing on September 1, 2016. Malacañang file photo

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May 08, 2018 - 11:32 AM

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Roque confirms private conversation of Duterte, Teo

May 08, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) This comes following a report that President Rodrigo Duterte fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo after a Cabinet meeting on May 7

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte greets Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo prior to the start of the 25th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on May 7, 2018. Malacañang photo

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Last week, lawmakers voted for Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister after he served a decade as Armenia's president, triggering political turmoil in the Moscow-allied nation of 2.9 million people

AFTER RESIGNATION. People celebrate Armenian prime minister Serzh Sarkisian's resignation in downtown Yerevan on April 23, 2018. Photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP

House minority leader urges NFA chief Jason Aquino to resign

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'Ano pa ang hinihintay mo, 'di ba? Halatang-halata naman ngayon na kumikita ngayon ‘yung mga importer saka ‘yung mga hoarder ng bigas,' House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino

RESIGNATION CALL. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez holds a press conference on April 10,2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Aguirre resigns, Albayalde is new PNP Chief, Cambridge Analytica and Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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Senators on Aguirre resignation: Time for someone 'credible, capable' in DOJ

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:16 PM

'The Filipino people deserve a credible, capable, and respectable justice secretary who will lead with integrity and rebuild our trust in the Department of Justice,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

OUT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has resigned from the Duterte Cabinet following a series of controversies in the Department of Justice. File photo from Lito Boras/ Rappler

Peru's embattled president Kuczynski announces resignation

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:33 AM

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the first president to lose his job over the scandal in which the Brazilian company admitted paying out millions of dollars in bribes and gifts to Latin American politicians and businessmen to secure public works contracts

NEW CHAPTER? A handout picture distributed by the Peruvian Presidency shows President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appearing in Lima on a televised message to the Nation on December 14, 2017. Handout photo from Peruvian Presidency/AFP

Myanmar president and Suu Kyi confidant Htin Kyaw resigns

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Htin Kyaw's office does not give many details for why he resigned, only saying that 'he wanted to take a rest from his current duty'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Htin Kyaw (C) talks with media in Myanmar's Parliament in the capital city of Naypyidaw. File photo by Stringer/AFP

Slovenian PM resigns over court ruling on referendum

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'The forces of the past do not allow us to work for future generations,' Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tells a press conference. 'I am tendering my resignation.'

RESIGNATION. Slovenian center-left Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigns late March 14, 2018, after the invalidation of a government referendum that approved a major infrastructure project. Photo by Jure Makovec/AFP