The Palace of Monaco announces the engagement of Albert II, Prince of Monaco to South African native and Olympian swimmer Charlene Wittstock.
South Africa expands the country's vaccine age eligibility to all adults over the age of 18 in order to increase the vaccination rate as the country deals with an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.
South Africa begins its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 using a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, which has not yet been authorized worldwide. President Cyril Ramaphosa, government officials, and health workers are among the first to receive the vaccine.
South Africa announces it will send 400 more soldiers to the Central African Republic in an effort to assist the current regime, which faces a potential attack by the Seleka rebel coalition on the capital.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée Charlene Wittstock arrive in Ireland for a state visit, 50 years after the visit of Prince Rainier and Hollywood actress Princess Grace. They are to dine at a state banquet hosted by President Mary McAleese and her husband at Áras an Uachtaráin.