27AUG20 Global Overnight Overwatch Report

Key Storylines AFRICA: Angola’s government unveiled a new 2020-2025 energy roadmap which foresees oil discoveries of up to 57 billion barrels of crude oil and 27 trillion cubic feet of gas. AMERICAS: Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada has offered to join Lebanon’s investigation into the recent Beirut port blast on the condition that […]

24AUG20 Global Overnight Overwatch Report

Key Storylines AFRICA: Zimbabwe’s government summoned the Vatican’s representative to Harare following the growing criticism by Catholic bishops of the government’s human rights record. AMERICAS: Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura tore through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents in Louisiana and the island nation of Cuba, as […]

23AUG20 Global Overnight Overwatch Report

Key Storylines AFRICA: The Sudanese Prime minister announced that the country was ready to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), so those accused of war crimes in Darfur have tribunals, a list that includes ousted President Omar al-Bashir. AMERICAS: Tropical storm Laura produces heavy rain over the Dominican Republic, the United States National Hurricane […]

20AUG20 Global Overnight Overwatch Report

Key Storylines AFRICA: Army colonel Assimi Goita claimed leadership of Mali’s new junta, as the junta’s spokesman reassured the public that daily life could now resume. AMERICAS: US Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for Vice President. ASIA: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for a rare congress of the ruling Workers’ Party […]

19AUG20 Global Overnight Overwatch Report

Key Storylines AFRICA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held phone discussions with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz over stabilizing and rebalancing global oil markets. AMERICAS: Former US Vice President Joe Biden was formally nominated as the Democratic party’s presidential candidate for November’s election. ASIA: Chinese authorities evacuated more than 100,000 people due to floods on […]

Chirp Chirp -14 July 2020

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14 July 2020.  In another setback for Russia’s domination of the Arctic, Russia has had to issue another state of emergency for a second oil spill by Nornickel in three (03) months. With the world focusing increasingly on the environment, because of the Global Climate Crisis, this will become a test for Moscow. One significant […]

Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 11 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: Niger’s government extended a state of emergency after eight people, including six French citizens, were killed by suspected terrorists in the volatile West African nation. AMERICAS: US President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a White House coronavirus briefing, before returning several minutes later saying there had been a “shooting” outside […]

Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 10 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: Germany, France and Italy reportedly plan to push ahead with a bid to use EU sanctions to stem the continuing supply of arms to the war-torn country. AMERICAS: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they were open to restarting coronavirus aid talks, after weeks of failed negotiations […]

Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 09 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: At least eight gunmen have been killed in a combat operation by police in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina, a police spokesman reported. AMERICAS: President Donald Trump signed executive orders partially restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic. ASIA: Mahinda […]

Global Overnight Overwatch Report – 08 August 2020

Key Storylines AFRICA: The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) urged the African continent to increase compliance with the public health and social measures as COVID-19 continues to spread across the continent.  AMERICAS: White House negotiators and Democratic lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on a new stimulus package, as the […]