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. […]

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 […]