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A 12-year-old Palestinian boy, Mohammed al-Alami, has been shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Local reports said the boy was shot in the chest while sitting in a car. The killing comes a day after a 41-year-old Palestinian man, Shadi Lutfi Salim, was shot dead by Israeli troops near the city of Nablus. The military said Salim had walked towards soldiers with an object in his hand, which was later identified as an iron bar. Witnesses said it was a wrench and that Salim, a plumber, was about to carry out maintenance work.
More from Haaretz here.
Pedro Castillo, a leftist teacher brand new to politics, was today sworn in as the president of Peru. Castillo came to power on a pledge to pull the country’s poor out of poverty and he has been described as the first peasant to hold the top job in Peru’s history. The political novice will find his skills immediately put to the test by a divided parliament in which opponents will likely seek to scupper his policy agenda.
More from the Associated Press here.
A landmark day in Tanzania as it became one of the last countries in the world to begin a COVID-19 vaccination program. Former President John Magufuli, a coronavirus skeptic who said the virus could be cured by prayer, died in March and his successor Samia Suluhu Hassan has reversed course on his pandemic policies. She today received her first vaccine dose live on TV and urged others to do the same.
More from Africa News here.