Executive Summary Parliament passed legislation to require PM Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if no deal is agreed upon with the EU before October 19. Johnson stated that he will not ask for an extension, with concerns growing that he will attempt force through a no-deal exit on October 31. This will
The rapid proliferation of militancy across Burkina Faso to its southern borders have created fears of spillover, further heightened by a warning by Burkinabe authorities to Ghana, Togo, and Benin.
On July 25, President Beji Caid Essebsi passed away. His death is likely to further exacerbate the political polarization within Nidaa Tounes, the current ruling party, and weaken electoral support for the party in the upcoming elections.
While the main conflict in Yemen is ongoing between the Houthis and members of the Saudi-led Coalition, Sunni jihadist groups have been able to take advantage of the existing relative vacuum in power to entrench themselves in the southern part of the country.