Delegates from Africa and the US have been meeting in Johannesburg to discuss the future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, Washington's flagship trade program for the continent.
It was the kind of send-off that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson would surely love: a packed house and a packed piazza outside for the state funeral of Silvio Berlusconi. AC Milan supporters chanted their longtime president's name after the death this week at 86 of Italy's longest-serving leader since World War II.
After talks in Kyiv, the African delegation has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to urge an end to the conflict. Meanwhile, Ukraine says its counteroffensive is advancing in the south.
Developing nations bear the brunt of the climate crisis, even though they have the world's smallest carbon footprints. This is all the more consequential for indigenous populations, which often have more direct reliance on the natural environment.