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Headlines: Kenya in uncertainty after Ruto's narrow presidential victory
William Ruto, after being declared the winner of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, August 15, 2022. © REUTERS / THOMAS MUKOYA
By: Véronique Rigolet Follow
Barely declared the winner, with just over 50% of the vote, "
William Ruto saw his victory immediately contested by the losing candidate Raila Odinga
", notes the Nairobi correspondent of the
New York Times
, who describes how "
the chairs have stolen from the room where Ruto announced his victory
” before violent protests also erupted in several parts of the country.
The election is therefore pending
," notes the American correspondent, who believes "
that it is almost certain that the dispute will be brought before the courts
Kenyans must now wait and see if Odinga will challenge the results in court
“, also underlines the correspondent of the
, who is concerned that allegations of electoral fraud “
will give rise to bloody clashes as was the case after the presidential elections of 2007 and 2017
The Odinga camp has 7 days to file an appeal
", otherwise "
the new president will take office in two weeks
, which paints the portrait of William Ruto, 55, "
from a modest family and became one of the first fortunes of the country
”, explains the Swiss daily.
self-made man from nothing who proclaimed himself the spokesperson for the 'resourceful' of the common people in the face of the power of the political dynasties embodied by Kenyatta, the outgoing president, and Odinga
His main challenge, notes
will be (for Ruto) to pay attention to the 83
% of Kenyans who live hand-to-mouth
“, in a country where, under the effects of global warming, explains the Spanish newspaper, “
drought has plunged 4.7
million Kenyans into a situation of food insecurity
Ukraine: fear of a nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhia power plant
New warning issued by President Zelensky and also by the UN, while "
the largest power station in Europe
" in the south-east of Ukraine is still the subject of strikes "of
which the Ukrainian forces accuse each other and Russians
,” reports the
The American daily which, like the
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
, highlights the fear "
of a new Fukushima
in the power station occupied by the Russians since last spring, where there are fewer and fewer experts
", says the German newspaper which points out that "
the Ukrainian engineers who fled the plant are worried about what will happen if due to the bombardments the power is cut off for a long time
The fear of a nuclear catastrophe
”, also made the headlines of
The Italian daily strongly denounces “
the diabolical strategy of tension orchestrated by the Kremlin
” which makes “
the whole world fear the terror of radioactive contamination
With each shot, the world jumps on its chair
", explains the Italian daily which castigates "
the despicable strategy
" of Putin "
to keep the rest of the world under his thumb
Trump soon to be officially a presidential candidate?
According to a “
source close to the former president
”, says the
Donald Trump must announce in the next two weeks a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination of 2024
A candidacy that would allow him to avoid "
being charged under the Espionage Act after the FBI search of his residence in Mar-a-Lago ", explains the same "
, who wants believe "
that the Department of Justice would find it more difficult to prosecute a presidential candidate
In the meantime, Donald Trump is "
increasing attacks on the FBI
", notes the political site The Hill, which accuses the ex-president of throwing oil on the fire, even though "
an armed man has already been killed last week in Cincinnati after breaking into an FBI office
Donald Trump says he wants
to “lower the tension
”, while predicting “
terrible things to come
”, still denounces The Hill.
The FBI raid brings the United States closer to a (possible) civil war
,” worries the columnist for the Sydney daily
Boris Johnson's extended vacation is controversial
While the country is under the influence of galloping inflation, and undergoes a historic drought, Boris Johnson has just started "
a new week of vacation in Greece, after a week of vacation in Slovenia
, which reports the great anger of Labor who accuse the resigning Prime Minister "
of considering his last three weeks at the head of the country as being" a big party "
A completely “ casual
also denounced by the
, which reports that Downing Street also admits “
that Boris Johnson will only be contacted in the event of an emergency during his holidays
In Downing Street, where the first removal trucks arrived yesterday, '
still raising questions about where and how the Prime Minister plans to spend his final weeks in office
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