After signing Angola pact, Rwandans and Ugandans are looking forward to seeing both the countries walk the talk. The agreements signed were to bring “immediate effect,” however, four days are gone with no significant sign.
The G7 summit to be held in France, Biarritz this Sunday will be attended by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and South Africa’s Cyrill Ramaphosa. In the summit that will thematically address inequalities, African interests are represented.
“Malawians angry at the management of the 2019 elections plan to shut down airports and borders next.”
‘The EU is the high point of an anti-democratic project that has been brewing for a hundred years.’
Martin Kettle’s column gives a sight on how politically Britain is becoming like Italy.
Macron to put pressure on the U.S to sign a charter on protecting biodiversity.
North and Latin America
The trade war escalates further as President Trump plans to target all Chinese goods with tariffs. This came as Beijing said it would retaliate against Trump’s next round of tariffs.
As the Amazon forest is burning at a record rate, The Guardian explains the extent to which the world should be alarmed and what to do.
“Imposing surveillance, fear and repression, Cuba helped Venezuela revamp its armed forces and military intelligence service. Reuters reveals how two agreements, undisclosed since 2008, let Havana remake Venezuela’s security apparatus.”
“Modi’s sudden takeover in Kashmir is the fulfillment of a long ideological yearning to make a predominantly Muslim population surrender to his vision of a homogeneous Hindu nation.”
North korea’s latest test firing came two days after South Korea decided to pull out of a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan.
Masked protesters gather to voice anger at surveillance culture that includes lampposts equipped with an array of sensors.
Quote of the week.
On August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple Inc., and succeeded by Tim Cook, as a result of his illness. Here are some quotes from his candid speech to graduating students at Stanford University.
“So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something-your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.”