Regional Overview: Africa
31 May – 6 June 2020

Last week in Africa, the head of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was killed in a French military operation in northern Mali; Khalifa Haftar supported a ceasefire after his Libyan National Army (LNA) forces withdrew from Libya’s capital Tripoli; and Congolese military forces (FARDC) regained territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province.…

Regional Overview: South America
31 May – 6 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela; the killing of a Mapuche indigenous leader in Chile; protests against gender-based violence in Argentina; protests against racism and police brutality in Brazil and French Guiana; and demonstrations both for and against President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, as well as territorial disputes between criminal groups.…