China’s ruling communist party revealed plans to change the constitution to allow President Xi Jinping to remain in power indefinitely, which could be until his death. After criticism on social media, Chinese sensors blocked sensitive searches like “two-term limit.”
Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa's President over corruption scandals. Known as the "Teflon president" after more than eight years in power, Zuma faces 783 corruption allegations around a 1990s arms deal, and courts have forced him to repay the millions in public money spent on refurbishing his home.
French President Emmanuel Macron and President President Xi Jinping met in China to discuss strengthening their countries’ ties. At odds to President Trump’s nationalism, they presented a vision of free trade and multilateralism, praising the UN and promising to combat climate change.
Zimbabwe’s army said it has President Robert Mugabe, one of the world’s longest-serving authoritarian leaders, in custody. The military denied a government coup; supporters praised the move as a “bloodless correction of gross abuse of power.”
After meeting with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, Trump lauded their “great relationship” without addressing the authoritarian leader’s alleged human rights abuses. Duterte has been accused of extrajudicial killings in his nation’s war on drugs.