AFRICA: Hundreds of protesters marched through Sudan’s Al-Obeid city to condemn the killing of five school children, as the trial of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges was set for August.
AMERICAS: The United States government reportedly believes that former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden is dead, having been killed in an operation within the last two years.
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.