Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader’s latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that … Continue reading Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of paying to burn the Amazon, offers no evidence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader’s latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that … Continue reading Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of paying to burn the Amazon, offers no evidence

Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of paying to burn the Amazon, offers no evidence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader’s latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that … Continue reading Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of paying to burn the Amazon, offers no evidence

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Residents celebrate after the announcement … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

Nigeria’s mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch

LAGOS (Reuters) – Thousands of people with mental health conditions are held in chains in institutions across Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday in which it urged the government to ban the practice. The findings … Continue reading Nigeria’s mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch