President Kenyatta casts vote, asks Kenyans to be peaceful
09 August 2022 | 10:53 am
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta cast is vote on Tuesday morning as Kenyans elect a new president. Kenyatta who is stepping down from the helm of East Africa's economic powerhouse after reaching the end of his two-term limit called on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers, vote peacefully and await results.
Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency after President Rajapaksa and his wife fled to the Maldives hours before he was due to resign. Protesters also stormed the prime minister's office, calling for his resignation.
Protesters are now withdrawing from government buildings as they await the president's formal resignation. Gotabaya Rajapaksa had promised to step down by Wednesday.
The speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament has said he accepted a letter of resignation from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. PM Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the interim president until lawmakers choose a new one.
The governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, Labout Party, Yusuf Lasun, and the Accord Party, Akin Ogunbiyi cast their votes at designated polling units in Osun during Saturday's governorship election.
Sri Lankan lawmakers met to begin the process of choosing a new leader amid tightened security. They are set to hear nominations Tuesday to replace former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned earlier this week.
Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara met with his predecessors on Thursday (July 14) in what they said would be regular talks aimed at reconciliation.
The new president will need to lead the island nation out of a deep political, economic and humanitarian crisis that toppled the previous leader. However, Wickremesinghe faces widespread public opposition.
The meeting between the leaders of the three regional powers Russia, Iran and Turkey aims at bolstering their relations. The summit comes shortly after Russian gas giant Gazprom announced a cooperation deal with Tehran.
One of three Conservative candidates will have to leave the race to become Boris Johnson's successor. The vote will come after Johnson makes his final appearance in Parliament as prime minister.
The US president has announced executive actions to tackle climate change, but stopped short of declaring a formal emergency. The move coincides with heat waves battering the US and Europe.
Tunisia is gearing up for a referendum that would consolidate powers in the presidency, critics say it is a power grab. Kenya's presidential campaign has been hit by misinformation and fake news on social media. And it's the last days of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco with the host nation taking on South Africa on Saturday for the title, the run-off for third place takes place on Friday between Nigeria and Zambia.
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