Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to charm elite US executives at a dinner in San Francisco Wednesday after meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden. The business community stands to benefit from improved relations between the two superpowers. Also in this edition, we look at Thailand's proposal to build a "land bridge" that would connect the Indian and Pacific oceans.
Protests broke out after it was revealed that the minister had met with her Israeli counterpart, possibly breaking Libyan law. The minister is now facing an investigation.
July's general election produced a hung parliament in which no clear ruling majority has been formed. The king now decides who will go on to form a new government.
Pressure mounts on Niger's military junta to re-install the democratic government. The US says there is still time for a diplomatic exit to the crisis, as ECOWAS threatens military intervention to restore President Bazoum to power. Meanwhile, France slashes millions in aid to Burkina Faso in response to its support for Niger's junta. And lastly, Senegal's most prominent opposition leader is hospitalised, following a hunger strike in prison. Ousmane Sonko began refusing food late last month in protest at what he says are politically motivated charges.