AFRICA: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule.
AMERICAS: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to quell a crisis that threatens his chances of re-election, expelling from party ranks two former Cabinet members he said had undermined the ruling Liberals.
AFRICA:SudanesePrime Minister Moutaz Mousa Abdallah said that an ongoing protest campaign should “be respected,” but insisted only an election could decide the government’s fate.
AMERICAS: Salvadorans go to the polls to choose from among a handful of presidential candidates, all promising to end corruption, stamp out gang violence and create more jobs, with the front-runner hoping to end three decades of two-party rule in the country.
AFRICA: The U.N. Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a U.N. envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate.
AMERICAS: This year, the United States military will conduct its first ever missile drill around the Japanese island of Okinawa, seeking to counter an increasingly assertive China.