AFRICA: The Gambia has accused Myanmar of conducting genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, as it filed a case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice.
AMERICAS: Chile’s Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel said the government started work on drafting a new constitution to replace the current one which dates back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, thus acceding to one of the key demands of protesters.
AFRICA: In its latest meeting on the current situation in Guinea Bissau, the Peace and Security Council of the African Union has expressed deep concern over the lack of a stable government. In a statement the organization endorsed the possibility of targeted sanctions on political officials if the situation does not improve.
AFRICA: Tanzania’s main opposition party accused the government of blocking its candidates from running free and proper campaigns for this month’s local elections, which the party says it will be withdrawing from due to the interference.
AMERICAS: The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled in favor of ending the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal, in a ruling that could potentially be used by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to secure his release from prison.