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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Disaster And Violence In Africa (September 24 to 29, 2018)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

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Tanzania

September 24 to 29, 2018

Disaster struck Nigeria and Tanzania, where respectively Swiss crew members of a cargo ship were taken hostage by pirates and the capsizing of a ferry killed 224 people, and violence marred diplomatic progress in Ethiopia and electoral developments in Mali. In Nigeria, a dozen crew members on the cargo ship were taken hostage by pirates, and in Tanzania, the capsizing of a ferry in Africa’s largest lake in Tanzania left 224 people dead. In Ethiopia – amidst diplomatic progress with Eritrea – episodes of ethnic violence have increased and led to the arrests of thousands. And in Mali, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta won in the second round, though against a background of electoral fraud and violence. The opposition, however, is rejecting the election results.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • American stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He will spend at least three years in jail before he is eligible for parole.
  • For the third time in 2018, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates.
  • President Donald Trump finalised his first major trade deal since entering office, after signing a renegotiated free-trade agreement with South Korea. “Trade analysts say changes to the South Korea agreement were largely cosmetic”.

Latin America

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