Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP
12 August 2020 | 2:39 pm
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of color.
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.
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Kenya's election commissioners stand by their disavowal of the presidential vote. The dramatic events of Monday have raised fears of violence like that seen after past disputed polls. In 2017, more than 100 people were killed after the Supreme Court overturned the result citing anomalies in the voting process.
William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya's Presidential election, narrowly beating his rival Raila Odinga. Speaking at his victory rally, Ruto said that he would be a leader for all Kenyans, no matter which way they voted in the election.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as "null and void" the result of an Aug. 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding on Tuesday that Kenya's democracy faces a long legal crisis.
Far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his left-leaning challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have officially launched their campaigns for Brazil's most polarized presidential election in decades.
Kenya's veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga will challenge the results of this month's presidential election in the Supreme Court on Monday (August 22), his legal team said, the latest twist in a political clash that has gripped East Africa's powerhouse.
Former Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is cheered on by his supporters as he hoists boxes of material for his Supreme Court challenge of last week's presidential election result. Also, during the final day of campaigning in Angola, the opposition electoral coalition's calls for change are met with excitement but the ruling MPLA is still going strong. Finally, the community at the heart of mango production in north-eastern Egypt holds a festival in honour of the fruit on which their livelihoods depend.
Vote-counting begins after millions of Angolans cast ballots in the most competitive election the country has had since 1992. The opposition political bloc UNITA hopes to unseat the MPLA, which has ruled for nearly five decades.
Facing generally low approval ahead of the midterms, Biden is hoping to get young voters on his side. The plan would cancel $10,000 in student debt for millions of Americans.
Kenya's Supreme Court starts working on the petition challenging the result of this month's presidential election. Also, the UN sounds the alarm over the humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia. This as a ship loaded with 23,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain finally arrives in Djibouti, on its way to Ethiopia. Finally, we see how former Rwandan lawyer-turned-designer Lambert Shumbusho wows clients from around the world with his skillfully crafted furniture.
Kenyans await the Supreme Court’s verdict on last month's presidential election, slated for Monday. Defeated candidate Raila Odinga claims electoral fraud after losing by a razor-thin margin. Also: South Africa's ruling ANC party suggests chemical castration as a punishment for convicted rapists. And finally, founder of sustainability non-profit Yayra Agbofah talks about what can be done to tackle Ghana’s massive textile waste problem.
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