Chaos as Kenya’s Ruto declared election winner
17 August 2022 | 1:05 pm
Kenya's electoral commission has announced William Ruto as winner of the East African country's presidential election amid chaotic scenes, including commission officials disowning the result.
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Soldiers who are part of the East Africa Community Regional Force arrived at Democratic Republic of Congo’s Goma airport on Wednesday as fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels forced hundreds to flee.
We cross to Kenya, as former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agree on the need for M23 rebels to cease fire and withdraw from captured territories in eastern DR Congo. The rebels have waged several offensives there this year in their first major comeback since 2012, prompting clashes with the army that have displaced thousands of civilians since March.
The region has been in the grip of an offensive by the M23 armed group and 900 Kenyan soldiers were recently sent to the area. Also in this edition: South Africa's disgraced ex-president Jacob Zuma could go back to prison, and we talk to Nigerian climate expert Chukwumerije Okereke, who is the Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Development. And lastly, guest Karim Baldé breaks down the Senegal's loss against the Netherlands in the World Cup.
Kenya's President William Ruto says East African troops will enforce peace in eastern DR Congo. The region has been in the grip of an offensive by the M23 armed group and 900 Kenyan soldiers were recently sent to the area.
Kenya could be on course to unveil its prototype of a military robotic dog. That is if they can adopt and advance the idea of a 19-year-old student who has finalized building one using local materials.
A new round of peace talks between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government and representatives of major rebel groups ended in the Kenyan capital city Nairobi on Tuesday with participants agreeing on a raft of issues including the unconditional release of prisoners.
Can Dundar, the former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, one of Turkey's main newspapers, discussed the press freedom situation in his native country during an interview with FRANCE 24. "If you are challenging the government's interests, you are branded a terrorist or a traitor," he said. Dundar added that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was trying to create chaos in a bid to win the next elections, scheduled for June 2023.
UNAIDS welcomes Kenya's High Court judgement in landmark case of involuntary sterilization of women living with HIV. GENEVA, 20 December 2022—UNAIDS welcomes the judgement by the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi recognizing that coerced sterilization of women living with HIV is a violation of their human rights.
People in Kenya's LGBTQ community have expressed safety concerns following online attacks against them. The harassment follows the mysterious murder of Edwin Chiloba, a renowned LGBTQ activist. Chiloba’s death is still under investigation with police naming his roommate, with whom he is thought to have been in a relationship, as the main suspect.
Protests in the South American country against President Boluarte are growing. The conflict threatens to drag Peru back into poverty, with tourism among the sectors that have been hardest hit.
A Kenyan lady is trailblazing in the aviation industry as the first black female hot air balloon pilot. Captain Joyce Beckwith flies balloons over the scenic Masai Mara.
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