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Africa / Middle East

Pretoria, Jul 19 ( Prensa Latina ) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his respect and appreciation for the work of the Public Protector, although he considered his recent report on his alleged violation of the Executive''s Code of Ethics to be regrettable and deficient.

Tehran, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Friday denied some US accusations about the supposed shooting down of an Iranian drone by a US warship in the Strait of Hormuz.

Addis Ababa, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to further strengthen the ongoing peace process and economic cooperation, according to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister released on Friday in Addis Ababa.

Kinshasa, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oly Ilunga, said that for the authorities the Ebola outbreak, which has left more than 1,700 dead so far, has always been a health emergency.

Luanda, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Foreign companies have produced 97.6 percent of oil pumped last year in Angola, according to a report posted on the National Fuel Society (Sonangol) website.

Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) About 16,000 industrial and craft facilities were put into service again in Aleppo province, whose industry was seriously damaged by the terrorists, from 2012 to late 2016, sources from the sector reported on Friday.

Pretoria, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Former South African President Jacob Zuma decided on Friday to suspend his testimony before a commission that investigates cases of corruption and in which he has been accused of alleged involvement in several of these crimes.

Pretoria, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Ex-President Jacob Zuma will resume his testimony before the anti-corruption commission this Friday, after an impasse on Thursday due to protests over the questions asked, confirmed a spokesman for the group of investigators.

Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Gambia's Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mamadou Tangara begins an official visit to Cuba this Friday.

Khartoum, Jul 18 ( Prensa Latina ) The crisis in Sudan has led to another expression of dissatisfaction, when hundreds of people took to the streets in Khartoum to demand justice for the loss of human lives due to political confrontations.

United Nations, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, and UN senior officials joined calls on Israel not to carry out the demolitions of 10 East buildings built close to the security barrier, according to the spokesman of the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq.