This week's look ahead
Monday, Aug. 28:
Georgetown, Guyana – Guyanese elect new president, legislature, and regional administrators in balloting that was delayed to give officials time to clean up voter lists.
The Hague, Netherlands – International Criminal Court gives first details of child soldier recruitment allegations against purported Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga.
Tuesday, Aug. 29:
Santiago, Chile – Senate votes on whether Chile should join International Criminal Court.
Thursday, Aug. 31:
Stockholm, Sweden – Sixty nations and international aid groups to attend a donors conference on Lebanon.
Seoul, South Korea – South Korean Red Cross set to send first shipment in government-backed effort to provide 100,000 tons of rice and other goods to flood-stricken North Korea. Other donors have been deterred by nation's recent missile launches.
Saturday, Sept. 2:
Kinshasa, Congo – Dikembe Mutombo, a Congolese who plays in the National Basketball Association, opens a US$29 million hospital – half paid with his own money – dedicated to his late mother.