On this Tuesday, these are the stories making headlines.
As promised, the Supreme Court has delivered their verdict on the 26th October election a few minutes ago. And it was not a case of lightning striking twice, as the bench has decided to uphold Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.
It was probably the most anticipated speech in his 37 years of power, but trust Robert Mugabe to end it in the most anticlimactic manner. World media had publicized his impending resignation the whole day, citing various ‘sources’. From Reuters to AP to Daily Mail, all major news sources splashed
He is the man every sports betting gambler dreams of meeting; Ronald Karauri – CEO of multi-billion company Sportpesa. The former Kenya Airways pilot quit his lucrative job and reportedly invested Sh25 million, after selling a piece of land, to start the sports betting company with other sharehol
Paul Kinyanjui is serving a life sentence at Kamiti Maximum Prison after he was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. The father of three, was 31 years when he killed his wife in Ngong, Matasia in 2006.
Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is facing a deadline set by his own party to resign after his surprise speech where he refused to quit. Zanu-PF, which has stripped Mr Mugabe of the party’s leadership, says it will impeach him if he does not step down by 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Monday.
German federal elections 2017 Talks on forming a three-party coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out. FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no “basis of trust” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens.
The US military has banned all troops stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol, following a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drink driving. In addition, soldiers on Okinawa are banned from leaving their base and their residences, the US military said.
Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses were allegedly told by the church not to report the crimes. Victims from across the UK told the BBC they were routinely abused and that the religious organisation’s own rules protected perpetrators.
John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame – he is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator. But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his awkwardness.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she regrets sharing an anecdote about her recent meeting with US President Donald Trump with her friends. Ms Ardern met Mr Trump at the Apec summit in Vietnam earlier this month. On Sunday, a local comedian told journalists Ms Ardern said Mr Trump had mistaken her for the wife of Canada’s leader, Justin Trudeau.
The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private properties. According to the source, the aim of Sunday’s televised address — in which Mugabe appeared to resist calls to step aside — was to ensure the veteran leader openly declared the military’s actions to be constitutional.
Until Mugabe fired him as vice president earlier this month, Mnangagwa’s entire political career had been hitched to Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old leader. But it appears Mnangagwa has been eying the presidency and maneuvering to dethrone Mugabe for some time. Sources told CNN that he was instrumental in the military’s apparent coup that has led to Mugabe’s political demise.
But days after Chiwenga returned from a recent trip to meet senior Chinese military leaders, Harare was plunged into political chaos as the Zimbabwean military — led by Chiwenga — seized contro l and placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.
Marine Pvt. First Class Nicholas James-McLean was driving a truck when it collided with another vehicle at 5:25 a.m. in Okinawa’s capital of Naha, killing the other driver — a 61-year-old local man identified as Jun Tamanaha, the Naha police department told CNN. Police said James-McLean’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.
The network on Sunday denounced a petition that is calling on advertisers to ditch Hannity’s show as an “intimidation effort” that is “nothing more than political opportunism based on deceit.” The petition was created by Media Matters for America, a liberal press watchdog group.
The British monarch and her husband were married on 20th November 1947 when they were still Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey in the heart of London. The wedding attracted worldwide attention and came just five years before Elizabeth would ascend the throne following the sudden death of her father, King George VI.
Donald Trump has an inflated view of his assets. The president’s family business is worth about one-tenth of the value he has claimed, according to an analysis of the latest figures he has filed with the federal government.
A World War II veteran’s last breaths were among nurses who were secretly filmed laughing and failing to adequately perform CPR or call for help in a timely fashion, a disturbing video shows. James Dempsey, 89, was residing at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center in February 2014 when he repeatedly triggered his call button while gasping for help, video recently obtained by WXIA-TV shows.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday that his government will offer a formal apology for its past discrimination against LGBTQ citizens. Trudeau will apologize “for the persecution & injustices [LGBTQ people] have suffered” at the House of Commons next week, according to a tweet from him and an invitation to the event obtained by the Canadian outlet The Globe and Mail.
The top nuclear commander in the U.S. said Saturday that he would reject an “illegal” nuclear attack order from President Donald Trump, and would instead steer the commander in chief to other “options.” “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail,” Air Force Gen.
HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.
The DC Extended Universe is in deep crisis. With $96 million on opening weekend, Justice League is by far the weakest box office performer of all the DCEU films. This was supposed to be their Avengers. Instead, it was their Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem.
Charles Manson, a cult leader and convicted killer, has died. He was 83. The leader of a murderous cult which led to the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969 died of natural causes at a hospital in Bakersville, California on Sunday evening, as confirmed in a statement by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
In 1991, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons reportedly forced a young model to perform oral sex while filmmaker Brett Ratner watched it all happen. Simmons and Ratner both dispute that telling of what occurred. The story comes from Keri Claussen Khalighi, who was 17 at the time, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times.
The popular Facebook Page for Unilad with 34 million “likes” disappeared from the social network on Friday, suggesting that Facebook blocked the page. It was back up around 10:10 a.m. ET. The temporary shutdown caused panic among the publisher community, reminding them that they operate at the whims of Facebook.