Soldiers from Kenya arrive in DRC as tensions flare
18 November 2022 | 5:23 am
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.
Kenya's Supreme Court has ruled against candidate Raila Odinga's challenge to the outcome of last month's presidential election. Odinga had alleged electoral fraud after his opponent William Ruto was declared the winner.
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A week after the Supreme Court confirmed his win, William Ruto has been inaugurated as Kenya's fifth president. Tens of thousands of supporters showed up for the ceremony.
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Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge broke the record he set in 2018 by 30 seconds. This is the first Berlin Marathon held without restrictions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A hamstring injury has resulted in one of the favorites for the London Marathon 2022 - Kenya's world-record holding runner Brigid Kosgei - pulling out of the race.
Soldiers have been seen along the main avenue in Ouagadougou leading to the presidential palace and national television station.
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