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Brazil president-elect Bolsonaro says he plans to move embassy to Jerusalem.

Brazil president-elect Bolsonaro says he plans to move embassy to Jerusalem.

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has reiterated that he plans to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, joining the United States and Guatemala. The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, quickly welcomed the plan. In a tweet Thursday, Bolsonaro said: “As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from [&hellip

Uganda sends troops to Tanzania for joint regional training exercise.

Uganda sends troops to Tanzania for joint regional training exercise.

Uganda has dispatched a contingent of 219 troops and civilians for a two-week joint East African Community Field Training Exercise (EAC-FTX) in Tanzania, a military spokesperson said on Thursday. Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, Uganda’s deputy military spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that 163 soldiers, 37 police officers, two prisons officers and 17 civilian personnel will [&hellip

Zimbabwe Reports Discovery of Oil, Gas Deposits.

Zimbabwe Reports Discovery of Oil, Gas Deposits.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Thursday that an Australian company had discovered oil deposits on Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique. Economists, however, said It was far too early for the fuel-challenged country to start popping champagne corks. Mnangagwa said at an emergency press briefing that he had “important news for Zimbabwe.” “The government of Zimbabwe has [&hellip

Boko Haram militants kill 15 in Nigeria.

Boko Haram militants kill 15 in Nigeria.

Suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency have killed at least 15 people in an attack on a group of villages in northeast Nigeria, residents have told Reuters. The villages lie on the outskirts of the militarised city of Maiduguri, the heart of government in the northeast and the headquarters of efforts to defeat [&hellip

No cure for HIV in Zimbabwe, says WHO.

No cure for HIV in Zimbabwe, says WHO.

The World Health Organisation has reaffirmed that there is “no cure” for HIV, insisting that people living with HIV/AIDS need to continue with anti-retroviral therapy to manage their infections. The reaffirmation by the UN health agency came after a local preacher in Zimbabwe reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of a herbal cure. [&hellip

South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years.

South Sudan rebel leader and former vice president, Riek Machar, has returned to the capital, Juba, more than two years after he fled the country after the collapse of a 2016 peace deal. He returned on Wednesday to take part in a peace ceremony. Machar fled to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. He [&hellip

WHO: 7 million people a year die from air pollution.

WHO: 7 million people a year die from air pollution.

An estimated 7 million people face an early death each year from air pollution, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Among those deaths, 21 percent are due to pneumonia, 20 percent are from strokes, 34 percent are caused by heart disease, 19 percent are from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and [&hellip

Amnesty International condemns killings of Shiites by Nigerian soldiers.

Amnesty International condemns killings of Shiites by Nigerian soldiers.

Foremost rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the killing of dozens of Shiite protesters by the Nigerian Army. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the soldiers killed the Shiites in protests in and around Abuja between Saturday and Tuesday. The protesters, members of the IMN, apart from embarking on a religious march were also demanding the release [&hellip

Algeria’s Bouteflika to seek re-election in 2019: party chief.

Algeria’s Bouteflika to seek re-election in 2019: party chief.

Algeria’s frail president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth term at elections next year, the head of his party said on Sunday. National Liberation Front chief Djamel Ould Abbes said Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, would be the party’s candidate at the vote set for April 2019, state [&hellip

South Sudan: Riek Machar to return to Juba for peace ceremony.

South Sudan: Riek Machar to return to Juba for peace ceremony.

South Sudan’s main rebel leader Riek Machar will return to the capital, Juba, on Wednesday to take part in a peace ceremony, more than two years after he fled the country following the collapse of a power-sharing deal. Machar last month signed a peace deal with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir in Ethiopia to end [&hellip