President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey. Reasons attributed to Comey’s investigation of possible Russian and some officials in Trump’s campaign team in attempting to change the outcome of the 2016 USA elections .
New South Korean President sworn in. The new president plans to visit North Korea, a change from previous leader.
Emmanuel Macron wins second round of French Presidential elections on Sunday 7 May 2017. New hope for France to remain in the eurozone.
The Great Lakes:
In South Sudan, the 400 British troops arrived in Juba to support the UN mission in peace operations. This follows the beginning of of arrival of the first batch of of a 4,000 strong approved force for operations in this East African country.