AFRICA: Zimbabwean police blocked for the third time in five days, another street protest as the main opposition party said hopes were vanishing that the government might become more tolerant of dissent than the regime it had replaced.
AMERICAS: Brazilian states that contain parts of the Amazon rainforest are negotiating directly with European nations that fund projects to curb deforestation, after changes proposed by President Jair Bolsonaro led Norway and Germany to suspend donations.
AFRICA: Libya’s eastern-based army said it shot down a fighter jet of the UN-backed government in the city of Misurata.
AMERICAS: In Brazil, a judge ordered former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva moved from a lockup to a penitentiary for common criminals in Sao Paulo state, but the country’s top court blocked the transfer.
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.