AFRICA: Uganda confirmed another case of Ebola, this time in a 9 year old girl who crossed the border from neighbouring DR Congo, which has been dealing with the disease for around a year.
AMERICAS: After almost 3 years since the signing of a treaty that saw Colombian rebel group FARC laying down arms, a former top commander of the group announced that he was now ready to take up arms once again, accusing the government of violating the treaty.
AFRICA: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cautioned African leaders over the risks of accumulating debt, in an apparent dig at Chinese investment in infrastructure projects across the continent.
AMERICAS: Brazil and Chile’s President met and confirmed a meeting of the heads of state of all Amazonian nations except Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, to be held on September 6, to discuss a regional response to the Amazon wildfires.
AFRICA: The Central African Republic’s fragile peace process has become more complicated as the leader of one of the main militia groups in the country resigned from his government post.
AMERICAS: Peru and Colombia are asking neighboring countries to attend a presidential meeting next month that will focus on the fires in the Amazon rain forest with the intention of creating a regional pact to protect the rain forest.