AFRICA: Senegal’s President Macky Sall announced efforts to handle the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, as the country’s economic growth is predicted to drop from 6.8 percent to less than 3 percent.
AMERICAS: Mexico will be able to access $10 billion from various funds and trusts to reduce the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced.
AFRICA: Five people who were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, along with Mali’s main opposition leader Soumaila Cissé, have been freed overnight, but Cissé himself and three others remain missing.
AMERICAS: A joint military and police task force has been deployed to Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil to collect 150 bodies, many of which have been left abandoned on the city’s streets, as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
AFRICA: Guinea’s Electoral Commission has announced that President Alpha Condé’s party has won more than two-thirds of the seats in last month’s controversial legislative elections that had been boycotted by opposition parties.
AMERICAS: US President Donald Trump announced he was moving naval ships toward Venezuela to strengthen counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro.