Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 14 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: UN experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce violence in the war-torn West African country. AMERICAS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington will bar private charter flights to Cuba in a move designed to put more […]

Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 13 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping, the company that owns the vessel behind a major oil spill off Mauritius’ coast, said it felt its responsibility acutely and intends to take steps towards assessing compensation. AMERICAS: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said former Mexican presidents Enrique Pena Nieto and Felipe Calderon should testify over a […]

Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 12 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: Nigerian health officials say they received the 200 ventilators promised by US President Donald Trump in April to help the country in its fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. AMERICAS: Former US Vice President Joe Biden named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for November’s presidential election. ASIA: New Zealand’s […]

Chirp Chirp – 11 August 2020

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11 August 2020.  From Belarus to Venezuela, one only needs to watch the countries that align themselves with the decline of democracy and the ascendency of dictators. The former Iron Curtain of the Cold War is replaced by a Silicon Curtain of a Hot Peace, with new proxies & conflicts that deprive people of their […]