Kenya election re-run explained

Kenyans are due to return to the polls on Thursday after August’s election was annulled. So, how did we get here and is Kenya ready to hold another election so soon? Kenya election re-run explained

Green light for Kenya’s repeat election after court collapses

Green light for Kenya’s repeat election after court collapses

Media captionKenya’s election re-run explained Kenya will hold a controversial repeat presidential election on Thursday as planned, the head of the election commission has announced. Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, won in August but the poll is being held again over irregularities. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has called on his supporters to […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court fails to hear election bid

Kenya’s Supreme Court fails to hear election bid

Image copyright EPA Image caption David Maraga apologised that the petition was unable to proceed Kenya’s Chief Justice has said the Supreme Court is unable to hear a petition calling for a delay in Thursday’s presidential re-run. David Maraga said not enough of the court’s seven judges were available to hear the case. The deputy […]

Kenya election: Last-minute court bid to block poll

Kenya election: Last-minute court bid to block poll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uhuru Kenyatta won the August poll with 54% of the vote to Mr Odinga’s 45% Kenya’s Supreme Court will hold a last-minute hearing to decide whether the re-run of the presidential election can go ahead. The court will hear an urgent petition by human rights activists arguing Kenya is not […]

Togo star Francis Kone honoured for life-saving move

Togo star Francis Kone honoured for life-saving move

Kone (left) was labelled a hero after his actions Togolese striker Francis Kone has been honoured by Fifa for his life-saving actions in a Czech league match. He was given a Fair Play award at the Fifa “Best” ceremony in London on Monday night. Kone saved the life of goalkeeper Martin Berkovec back in February, […]

Harvey Weinstein: Company faces harassment inquiry

Harvey Weinstein: Company faces harassment inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein insists any sexual relations he had were consensual New York prosecutors are investigating the company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The civil rights inquiry seeks to identify employees who have been subject to harassment. “If sexual harassment or […]

Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cites says that the global collective effort to stop ivory poaching has made some progress Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report says. About 40 tonnes of trafficked ivory was recovered, […]

Kenya election re-run marred by insecurity – diplomats

Kenya election re-run marred by insecurity – diplomats

Image copyright AFP Image caption The opposition says its demands for a free and fair poll have not been met Western diplomats have warned of “growing insecurity” in Kenya ahead of Thursday’s presidential election re-run, boycotted by the main opposition. Inflammatory rhetoric and attacks on the election commission made it more difficult to hold a […]