Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chris Msando said the electronic voting system he had helped develop could not be hacked The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday. “There was no […]

Kenyan election IT head Chris Musando found dead

Kenyan election IT head Chris Musando found dead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Musando was a key member of the team bringing in biometric voting A key Kenyan electoral commission employee has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Musando, an ICT manger with the IEBC, had gone missing on Friday. Kenyan newspaper The Star reports that […]

Mass Nigerian arrests for gay sex in Lagos State

Mass Nigerian arrests for gay sex in Lagos State

Image caption Displays of same-sex affection are illegal in Nigeria More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the […]

Kenya police kill gunman at Deputy President Ruto’s home

Kenya police kill gunman at Deputy President Ruto’s home

Media captionSecurity forces had surrounded the compound Kenyan police say they have shot dead an attacker who forced his way into the rural home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto, ending a siege that lasted several hours. Mr Ruto and his family were not at the compound near the western city of Eldoret at the […]

Venezuelan officials killed as voting starts

Venezuelan officials killed as voting starts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are reports that some voting machines have been destroyed A leading candidate in Sunday’s assembly elections and an opposition activist have been killed in Venezuela. The killings took place before voting started to elect a new assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution. The opposition says it is a […]

Philippines mayor accused by Duterte of drugs trade links shot dead

Philippines mayor accused by Duterte of drugs trade links shot dead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Duterte’s war on drugs has reportedly left more than 7,000 people dead in a year A Philippine mayor accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of having links with the illegal drugs trade has been shot dead in a police raid. Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of the city of Ozamiz on […]

Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian attacker loses appeal

Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian attacker loses appeal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Elor Azaria was in court with his parents Oshra and Charlie on Sunday An Israeli military court has rejected the appeal of a soldier who was jailed for 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker. Elor Azaria was found guilty in January of manslaughter over the March 2016 […]

South Korea baby bust as birth rate falls to record low

South Korea baby bust as birth rate falls to record low

Image copyright Getty Image caption The country has spent billions trying to encourage people to have more children The growth of South Korea’s population this year will be the slowest rate ever recorded, despite efforts to boost it, officials say. About 360,000 babies will be born, leading to concern over the effect of an ageing […]

Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two

Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two

Image copyright AllSport/Getty Images Image caption The match was allowed to continue despite the crush At least two people have been killed and 17 injured in a crush at South Africa’s biggest stadium, football officials say. It took place during the Soweto derby between football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg. Orlando Pirates […]

Kenya Deputy President Ruto’s home entered by knifeman

Kenya Deputy President Ruto’s home entered by knifeman

Media captionSecurity forces surrounded the compound A man armed with a machete has forced his way into the rural home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto after wounding a police guard, police say. Mr Ruto and his family were not at the compound near the western city of Eldoret at the time. Specialist troops had […]