AFRICA: Following retaliatory attacks by Nigerians on South African businesses in Nigeria, the South African government announced it was temporarily closing its diplomatic missions in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Lagos.
AMERICAS: Ivan Marquez, Colombian rebel group FARC’s chief negotiator of the 2016 peace agreement, announced the creation of a new political group that he says will work “clandestinely.”
ASIA: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said that the decision to withdraw the controversial extradition bill that sparked protests in the city, was made of her own volition and was not pushed by China.
AFRICA: The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions said Nigeria’s multiple security issues have created a regional problem that could spillover and cause instability in other African countries if not addressed immediately.
AMERICAS: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will skip a planned regional summit on how to tackle the Amazon wildfires, citing doctor’s orders as the reason for this absence.