AFRICA: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Kenya’s former Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako is involved in “significant” corruption as Washington imposed sanctions on him.
AMERICAS: Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera vowed “no impunity” for anyone who had committed acts of violence during the country’s recent unrest, as he conceded that excessive force and abuses were committed against demonstrators.
AFRICA: Human Rights Watch is urging Sudan’s government to open an “independent and transparent” investigation into the violent dispersal of June’s sit-in by pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum, which led to at least 128 deaths, saying the incident might have amounted to a crime against humanity.
AFRICA: Tunisian President Kais Saied instructed outgoing Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to run government affairs pending formation of a new cabinet lineup.
AMERICAS: The number of people killed in violence involving clashes between supporters of ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales and security forces close to the city of Cochabamba has reached nine
ASIA: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is credited with the brutal crushing of the Tamil Tigers 10 years ago, has been declared the victor in presidential elections seven months after Islamist extremist attacks killed 269 people.