AFRICA: Sudan’s security forces arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, a day after they met the Ethiopian premier during his reconciliation mission to Khartoum.
AMERICAS: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would discuss trade issues with People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang, but the main progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute would take place later this month at a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
AFRICA: At least 18 people were wounded in two car bomb explosions that targeted a military unit in Libya’s coastal city of Derna, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.
AMERICAS: El Salvador’s new president, Nayib Bukele took office, pledging to cure the Central American country that he described as a “sick child” following years of violence and migration that has strained relations with the United States.
AFRICA: One of the most-wanted Egyptian militants who was captured in neighboring Libya last year has been transferred to Egypt, state media reported.
AMERICAS: Venezuela’s government made a rare acknowledgement of the severity of the country’s economic crisis by publishing the first economic data in nearly four years showing a severe contraction and soaring hyperinflation.