AFRICA: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is expected to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that hopefully might end years of fighting in the country.
AFRICA: Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who missed a court appearance related to his former wife’s death, has traveled to South Africa for medical reasons and not fled the country, the PM’s son insisted.
AMERICAS: Bolivia’s electoral tribunal has determined former President Evo Morales to be ineligible to run for a Senate position in the upcoming elections.
AFRICA: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune says his country is willing and ready to act as a mediator in any potential Libyan ceasefire talks, saying “Algeria is a sincere and credible mediator, and one that is accepted by all Libyan tribes.”
AMERICAS: The IMF has called Argentina’s debt unsustainable and said that private creditors will have to make a “meaningful contribution” to help the country end its financial crisis.