Kenya: LGBTQ activist’s death raises safety concerns
16 January 2023 | 3:23 pm
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.
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China has recorded its first COVID death since May. An 87-year-old man died in Beijing as daily infections in the country reached 24,000.
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.
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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.
A week after a deadly quake struck Indonesia's main island of Java, rescuers are still finding more bodies. Aid workers have also reached remote areas to assist those displaced by the catastrophe.
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.
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