UAE leaders condole Brazilian president on death of his mother
ABU DHABI — President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of condolences to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, on the death of his mother.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar messages to President Bolsonaro
Olinda Bonturi Bolsonaro died at the age of 94. The cause of death was not revealed.
She had been hospitalized since Monday in the city of Registro in Sao Paulo, some 56 kilometers (35 miles) from her home town Eldorado, local media reported.
Bolsonaro, 66, is her third of seven children with dentist Percy Geraldo Bolsonaro, who died in 1995.
The Covid-skeptic president received the news on his first international trip of 2022, to Suriname and Guyana.
Away from that, Martin Griffiths, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), has concluded a four-day visit to Nigeria.
Griffiths saw first-hand, the humanitarian situation and response in the North-East, promising to raise international awareness about the crisis and bring attention to battles around Lake Chad.
The USG met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, federal government officials, Chief of Defence Staff, Leo Irabor, and Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum.
He also interacted with Nigerians affected by the violence, as well as humanitarian partners in Maiduguri, Bama and Damasak.
In Damasak, on the border with Niger, Griffiths heard from some women and families displaced by the violence. They told him of their hopes to return home.
The humanitarian chief expressed sadness about the deep impact of the violence and repeated displacement for many citizens.
Griffiths disclosed that people he met demonstrated amazing courage in the face of vicious violence, killings and kidnappings