An explosion at a chemical plant in Xiangshui, Jiangsu, China, kills at least 64 people and injures more than 90 others. Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns as President of Kazakhstan after a 29-year tenure, appointing Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pilihan Forex interim president.
Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize in mathematics. 2019 Thai general election Voters in Thailand head to the polls to elect all 500 members of the House of Representatives. Northern Mali conflict March 2019 attacks against Fulani herders At least 134 Fulani herdsmen are killed in an attack on the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara by gunmen in Mali. Somali Civil War In Mogadishu, Somalia, at least five militants set off a car bomb and raid a government building, killing at least five people. Al-Shabaab claim responsibility for the attack.