AFRICA: DR Congo’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, home to more than a million people.
AMERICAS: Guatemala said it would postpone President Jimmy Morales’ visit to Washington to discuss Guatemala’s potential designation as a ‘safe third country’ for asylum seekers, stressing it had no plans to sign such an agreement.
AFRICA: At the International Criminal Court, prosecutors accused a Malian jihadist of carrying out war crimes and crimes against humanity, when fundamentalists exploited a Tuareg uprising in 2012 to take over cities in the country’s north.
AMERICAS: U.S. President Donald Trump said that the country would “no longer deal with” the British ambassador who disparaged his administration.
AFRICA: African leaders will meet in Niger for the African Union (AU) summit, to sign a landmark free trade agreement and to discuss looming security and migration crises on the continent.
AMERICAS: Ecuador will likely become a member of the market-friendly regional trade bloc the Pacific Alliance next year, in a reversal of the previous administration’s stance towards regional trade bloc.