30AUG20 Global Overnight Overwatch Report

Key Storylines AFRICA: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) stressed the need for an inclusive return to the country’s political process. AMERICAS: The United States’ top intelligence official has told lawmakers it will largely stop holding in-person briefings on election security, signaling that it does not trust lawmakers to keep the information secret. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]