AFRICA: Hundreds of protesters marched through Sudan’s Al-Obeid city to condemn the killing of five school children, as the trial of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges was set for August.
AMERICAS: The United States government reportedly believes that former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden is dead, having been killed in an operation within the last two years.
AFRICA: Nigeria has banned a Shi’ite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader, accusing the group of inciting violence.
AMERICAS: Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra proposed ending the legislative and presidential terms of office a year earlier than scheduled and holding elections in 2020 in the face of opposition to his efforts to pass anti-corruption measures.
AFRICA: Tanzania said on Wednesday it had awarded licences for the construction of a mineral smelter and two gold refineries to Chinese firms, as part of government efforts to generate more revenues from the nation’s mining industry.
AMERICAS: The governor of Puerto Rico announced that he will resign effective August 2, amid intense pressure from inside his government and from frustrated citizens, who had taken to the streets for 13 consecutive days of protests.