Zimbabwe: Electoral Commission Chairperson Quits

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau has resigned, months before a vote whose credibility is crucial to the new army-backed government’s efforts to re-engage international lenders, a senior government source said on Friday. An…

Independence: Spain Shuts Catalan Parliament

Catalonia’s move to declare independence from Spain has been scuppered by  Spain’s Constitutional Court. The court has  ordered the suspension of Monday’s session of the regional Catalan parliament, where the declaration for unilateral independence from…

Catalonia To Declare Independence From Spain As Soon As Weekend – Leader

Catalonia will move as soon as this weekend to declare independence from Spain, the region’s leader said, moving the European Union country closer to a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy. The constitutional crisis has hit the euro and Spanish stocks and bonds and Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Spanish unit SEAT warned of disrupted [...]