AFRICA: The ongoing power shortages in South Africa are set to continue into the third day, this time with deeper power cuts expected after public utility Eskom lost more generation capacity.
AMERICAS: The Sinaloa cartel paralyzed the Mexican city of Culiacán, as they unleashed automatic gunfire in broad daylight, in a show of force after government forces arrested, then released Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán.
AFRICA: Fresh riots broke out in the Guinean capital Conakry, while a court ordered the suspension of the trial of eight opposition leaders who were on trial because of being accused of organizing protests against President Alpha Conde.
AMERICAS: US President Donald Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras for their cooperation on immigration and human smuggling and announced the resumption of US economic aid to all three countries.
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.