AFRICA: Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity.
AMERICAS: The Venezeulan government delegation has returned from Norway “with good news” that its talks with the opposition had a good start, President Nicolas Maduro said.
AFRICA: Nigerians are heading to the polls to elect state and local representatives, two weeks after the presidential poll, with these ballots being cast in 29 of the country’s 36 states.
AMERICAS: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said that together with the Colombian authorities, it is opening a reception center to offer support for Venezuelans in the border city of Maicao, in La Guajira region.
AFRICA: More than a dozen Algerian political parties and unions have thrown their support behind widening street protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and denounced the government’s “stubborn” hold on power.
AMERICAS: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax crimes and bank fraud.