AFRICA: During mediation talks in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council announced Tuesday that it is close to reaching a peace deal with leaders of the country’s armed groups.
AMERICAS: Amid renewed tensions between Caracas and Bogotá, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro deployed 150,000 troops to the 1,400-mile border for military exercises after accusing Colombia of plotting to ignite a military conflict.
AFRICA: The Khalifa Hifter led Libyan National Army says it has taken control areas adjacent to the strategic town of Gharyan, which is located just 62 miles from the country’s capital of Tripoli.
AMERICAS: Brazil rejected an offer of aid from G7 countries to fight the Amazon wildfires, with one official also reportedly stating that French President Emmanuel Macron should take care of “his home and his colonies”.
AFRICA: Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border, as officials try to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus.
AMERICAS: Speaking at a summit on Venezuela in Lima, Peru, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Washington was ready to impose sanctions on any international company doing business with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.