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IEBC officially declares Uhuru Kenyatta president of Kenya.

IEBC officially declares Uhuru Kenyatta president of Kenya.

INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
Nairobi, Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya’s rerun vote that took place on Thursday 26th October after an official announcement by the National Electoral Commission. According to the IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati, Uhuru tallied 7,483,895 (98.2%) of the votes cast in the October 26 election, according to results from 265 out of 290 constituencies, while Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition leader collected  73,228 (0.9%), Ekuru 21,333. (0.28%), Dida. 14,107. (0.19%), Kaluyu. 8,261. (0.11%), Mwaura. 6,007 (0.08%), Nyagah. 5,554. (0.07%),Jirongo. 3,832. (0.05%).   About 38.84 percent of the registered voters turned up to cast their ballot - that is 7.6 million of the 19.6 million registered voters. In the said opposition Counties,
Uganda Cricket select lifts the Inaugural Cricket Builds Hope Tournament Trophy

Uganda Cricket select lifts the Inaugural Cricket Builds Hope Tournament Trophy

SPORTS
Gahanga, Rwanda. UK based Christopher Shale’s Cricket team lost to Uganda select Cricket team by 7 Wickets in the Inaugural Cricket Builds Hope Tournament in Gahanga international Cricket Stadium. The tournament marked the inauguration of the first ever international Cricket Stadium in Rwanda supported by UK born Alby Shale. Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame graced the inauguration ceremony with the sports and Culture Minister Culture Juliane Uwacu, and the president of Rwanda Cricket Association, together with Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RSCF) Project Director Alby Shale.. The Uganda select Cricket team took the day over Christopher Shale’s XI in the final to clinch the trophy. Christopher Shale’s XI involved legendary Hersh Gibbs a South African legend, and Sam
Kagame launches the  first ever international Cricket Stadium

Kagame launches the first ever international Cricket Stadium

INTERNATIONAL
Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame inaugurated the first international Cricket Stadium named Gahanga Cricket Stadium, it seats on a 4.5 hectares. The historical Cricket facility construction covered a budget of $ 1.3 Million ((about Rwf 950million). The launch marked the foundation of international Cricket in Rwanda and a big achievement to the cricket fraternity on Saturday.   Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation led the construction work which was funded by Alby Shale, the son of the late British politician and cricket lover, Christopher Shale. The new stadium has been built to international standards, making it the first of its kind in the East African region   The inauguration ceremony attracted many high profiled cricket stakeholders
Zuma Rejects tax Allegations

Zuma Rejects tax Allegations

INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South Africa. President Zuma has declared to the relevant authorities all income received and allegations contained in the reports are misleading and are clearly part of the ongoing smear campaigns.   The Presidency rejected the allegations contained in media reports on 29 October 2017, claiming wrongdoing by President Jacob Zuma in relation to some undeclared funds. President Zuma has declared to the relevant authorities all income received and allegations contained in the reports are misleading and are clearly part of the ongoing smear campaigns. The tax matters of the President are in order. The President has also not received any information related to taxes linked to the Nkandla upgrades as alleged by the media.  
NASA warns IBEC not to declare Uhuru

NASA warns IBEC not to declare Uhuru

INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
Machakos, Kenya.   The National Super Alliance (NASA) Led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, has challenged the Kenya’s Electoral Commission (IEBC) not to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta winner in the October 26 repeat presidential poll. “We will use the August 8 General Election results to declare Opposition chief, Raila Odinga, president if Uhuru is sworn” James Orengo said. “Kenyans have the sovereign authority and their voices must be respected. “According to our constitution, Uhuru does not have sovereign authority like the people of Kenya have, Uhuru Kenyatta will go home and Raila Odinga will come to be the President of Kenya” Mr Orengo added. He reminded the people of Kenya on how Raila fought to guarantee that Kenya achieve multiparty democracy. He was acc
UN expert urges world to support people fleeing unending human rights abuses

UN expert urges world to support people fleeing unending human rights abuses

INTERNATIONAL
GENEVA, Switzerland. The people of Eritrea are suffering unending brutal human rights violations, and thousands continue walking for days in a desperate bid to reach the borders with neighbouring countries, the UN General Assembly has heard. Special Rapporteur Sheila B. Keetharuth listed multiple severe violations of people’s human rights, pleading with the international community to show compassion to those who risked death to cross the border, where shoot-to-kill orders were allegedly carried out by the military. “I appeal to the international community not to turn their backs on Eritrean refugees for short-term political gain in response to populist electoral demands or promises, which can translate into actual restrictions, harassment and human rights violations,”
Benedict Peters, Assembles Legal Team to Address Unfounded Allegations

Benedict Peters, Assembles Legal Team to Address Unfounded Allegations

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom. Benedict Peters, Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Group ), has instructed London law firm Mishcon de Reya and Washington’s Covington & Burling to lead ongoing efforts to address politically-motivated issues. Aiteo Group, founded in 1999, is a leading indigenous Nigerian oil producer headquartered in Lagos. Despite these distractions, I remain focused on the efforts to sustain Aiteo’s growth towards becoming Nigeria’s leading indigenous oil producer UK-based Mishcon de Reya is one of the world’s leading legal practices with a particular proficiency in handling contentious international disputes. Covington, headquartered in Washington, DC. United States, has an outstanding reputation in navigating complex legal issues at the intersection
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on official visit to Tunisia on 30 and 31 October 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on official visit to Tunisia on 30 and 31 October 2017

EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL
BRUSSELS, Belgium. European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will pay an official visit to Tunisia from 30 to 31 October 2017. Ahead of the trip, the President declared: Tunisia is a young democracy, a friend and a key partner of the European Union “Tunisia is a young democracy, a friend and a key partner of the European Union. We face common challenges requiring a joint response: stability in the Mediterranean and in Africa, the fight against terrorism and radicalisation, the management of migration flows and youth unemployment. This is my first visit outside Europe as President of the European Parliament. This in itself is testimony to our determination to strengthen relations with Tunisia, to support its efforts in the consolidation of democratic institution