Sunday, August 14, 2022

Early counts suggest tight Kenya presidential race  

Provisional results suggest a tight presidential race in Kenya between Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga, a former prime minister With more than 90% of results posted from thousands of individual districts, local tallies...

Kenya elections 2022 underway: Race to lead East Africa’s powerhouse

Voting has in general been peaceful and smooth in Kenya despite some delays and problems with the electronic kit in some parts of the country. This vote follows an intense campaign dominated by debates about...

FBI agents raid Trump’s Florida home

Ex-US President Donald Trump has said his Florida home was raided by the FBI, and that agents broke open a safe. Mr Trump said in a statement that Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach was "occupied by...

Blinken starts Africa tour to counter Russian influence

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in South Africa at the start of a three-nation African tour aimed at countering Russia's efforts to boost its influence. Last month Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...

The 2022 Kenyan General Election is happening on Twitter

On Tuesday 9th August, Kenyan voters will be heading to the polls for the 2022 General Elections, where they will vote to elect a new President, as well as voting to elect members of...

Nigerian gets death penalty for murdering job-seeker

A court in Nigeria has sentenced a man to death by hanging after he raped and murdered a woman lured under false pretences to what she thought was a job interview. Iniubong Umoren had recently...

SpaceX capsule crashes to Earth in Australia field

When Mick Miners, a farmer in New South Wales, Australia, first saw a large black object sticking out of the ground in a remote part of his land, he thought it was a dead...

Ayman al-Zawahiri: Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the...

SA: Eight models are gang-raped at gunpoint while shooting music video

Eight models were gang-raped at gunpoint by an armed gang as they shot a gospel music video near an illegal gold mine in South Africa. The shocking crime took place while a production team were...

Mali accuses Macron of ‘neo-colonial’ attitude

The military government in Mali has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of a "neo-colonial, paternalistic and condescending" attitude. The junta asked Mr Macron to stop his criticism of the Malian army and stirring "ethnic hatred". It...

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