Kenya awaits results of presidential election
11 August 2022 | 11:08 am
Early election results show a tight race between the two main candidates to become the next president of Kenya. Deputy president William Ruto is running against veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga. Turnout was between 60 and 80 percent of voters.
Mwai Kibaki, credited with reviving Kenya's sluggish economy but with a tenure tarnished by election violence, has died aged 90, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.
The drought in Kenya threatens the survival of Turkana communities. Many children suffer from malnutrition and dehydration. NGOs call for increased funding for aid and a quick response to the humanitarian disaster.
Amazon records its first quarterly loss since 2015 as online sales drop, while Apple warns of an $8 billion hit from the war in Ukraine and Covid-19 lockdowns in China. Also, French growth hits zero as consumer spending falls, and the IMF warns of dangers for the economies of sub-Saharan Africa.
Former dictator's son Ferdinand Marcos Jr., also known as "Bongbong," is widely expected to defeat current Vice President Leni Robredo in the presidential race. Grenade attacks were reported at two polling booths.
The Marcos political dynasty is back in power in the Philippines. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator, has rebranded his family name and won the presidential election. Nonetheless his popularity comes as something of a surprise, as his father was ousted by a popular revolt 36 years ago. We take a closer look.
Kenya's new 12% minimum wage increase comes amid soaring prices. But only a few of the country's poor will end up with more in their pockets at the end of the month.
East Africa is suffering a serious drought. According to authorities, at least 3.5 million people in Kenya are affected by the severe shortage and need drinking water. This has even led to armed conflict in the region.
Located on Lake Victoria in East Africa, Migingo is the most densely populated island in the world. Covering an area smaller than a football pitch, the tiny island is home to several hundred people from Uganda and Kenya. Both countries have territorial claims on this piece of land located near the Kenyan coast, which has valuable fishing rights. Ugandans, who make up around a third of the population, cohabit with Kenyans, under the watchful eye of police from both nations. FRANCE 24's Bastien Renouil reports, with Séverine Bardon and Olivier Marzin.
France is handing over the baton of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union to the Czech Republic. It’s a rotating role that every EU member state holds in turn for six months – meaning that with 27 member states, it only comes around once every 13 and a half years.
Many Kenyan households, especially in informal settlements, lack piped water. However, vending machines installed are helping to solve the problem. Moreover, one can vend cooking fuel and milk.
Faith Kipyegon added another 1,500m gold to her medal collection on Monday with a win at the World Championships in the United States - though it wasn't all good news for Kenya on the track.
As Kenya prepares to vote in a new president next month, we take a closer look at the role of women in the country’s politics. In Uganda, we bring you a report on efforts to respond to a major hunger crisis in the country’s northeast. And the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré is being remembered in New York and in Paris with different retrospective exhibitions.
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