AFRICA: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will open a new $1.5 billion rail line linking capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha, which has been both funded and constructed by China.
AMERICAS: The US House of Representatives passed bills condemning China’s intrusion into Hong Kong, requiring the Secretary of State to conduct annual reviews of Hong Kong’s autonomy and ensuring that no weapons from the country are used against protesters by police in Hong Kong.
AFRICA: The court proceedings for former South African President Jaob Zuma’s corruption trial have been pushed back to next February, after his legal team said they will appeal the ruling that dismissed their attempt to halt prosecution on graft charges for good.
AFRICA: Protesters demonstrated against proposed changes to energy law in front of the Algerian Parliament, saying the current caretaker government did not have the right to pass the amendments.
AMERICAS: Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno and leaders of the indigenous peoples protest groups struck a deal, which will see the cancellation of the austerity package that triggered the protests and thus end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead.