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: Somalia’s government announced it is cutting diplomatic ties with Guinea, accusing the West African country of violating its sovereignty.
AMERICAS: In a fresh report, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Nicolas Maduro’s security forces had registered at least 6,856 killed in alleged confrontations with state forces since the beginning of 2018.