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: 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: 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.