Kenyan opposition leader won’t run in new election
11 October 2017 | 5:37 am
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga won't run in a new presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, testing the limits of the East African nation’s constitution and the power of the judiciary.
The court voted 6-3 along partisan lines, ruling that schools cannot use race as a factor in determining who they accept. Proponents claim race consideration promotes opportunity, opponents call it discriminatory.
Police used teargas to disperse protests in the Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenyan opposition have called for the protests to condemn new taxes amid a severe cost-of-living crisis.
A man is shot dead as opposition-led protests turn violent in Kenya, all in response to President William Ruto's new nationwide tax hikes. We also head to the Tunisian town of Sfax, where conditions are worsening and help is absent as migrants and locals clash amidst accusations of racism. Finally, there's a new crime plaguing the streets of South Africa, where kidnapping numbers have soared in a country already gripped by a security crisis.
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