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August 19, 2017 7:26 AM Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. “There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured,” Turku police tweeted after the assault

August 19, 2017 6:16 AM Paul Kagame inaugural speech in full

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in Friday in front of a packed crowd in the national stadium in Kigali, entertained by a military parade and drummers. “Let’s ensure that those who struggled and perished to build this new Rwanda, and to liberate Africa, did not sacrifice in vain,” the 59-year-old Kagame said. “All the inspiration

August 19, 2017 4:40 AM KAGAME: Today, Rwanda defines no one as an enemy

Kigali, Rwanda | FRIDAY | Paul Kagame was sworn-in Friday as President of the Republic of Rwanda during a ceremony that was attended by over 20 heads of state and Government and friends of Rwanda from all corners of the word. This follows the recent Presidential elections that saw President Kagame win overwhelming trust from Rwandans. In his inaugural

August 18, 2017 9:25 PM The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon

In March, I went to the White House to visit Steve Bannon, who today was fired by President Trump. After Bannon showed off his office and his famous whiteboard, we sat down at a wooden conference table in the large corner office of Reince Priebus, who was then the White House chief of staff. Moments earlier, Priebus had left the building, and Bannon 1

August 18, 2017 8:59 PM NASA files petition challenging Uhuru's win

NASA has filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the declaration of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the just concluded General Election. Raila Odinga alleged that the electronic results transmission system was hacked to generate fake results. The petition which was filed just one and a half hours to the midnight deadline on Friday 1

August 18, 2017 7:39 PM LIVE: NASA files petition challenging Uhuru's win

NASA has filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the declaration of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the just concluded General Election. Raila Odinga alleged that the electronic results transmission system was hacked to generate fake results. The petition which was filed just one and a half hours to the midnight deadline on Friday 1

August 18, 2017 6:02 PM Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Barcelona, Spain, Aug 17 – Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning for an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said Friday, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the double tragedy. A 35-year-old Italian man was among 14 killed in the attacks, mowed down in front 1

August 18, 2017 1:05 PM Elephant conservationist in Tanzania gunned down by suspected ivory poachers

A renowned conservationist who devoted his life to stopping the runaway slaughter of elephants in East Africa has been shot and killed by suspected ivory poachers. Wayne Lotter, a 51-year-old South African, was killed Wednesday night in Tanzania. His two killers ambushed him in a taxi heading to his hotel in Dar es Salaam. He had received death threats

August 18, 2017 12:42 PM Russian triple jumper Pystykh banned for doping

PARIS, France, Aug 18 – Russian triple jumper Anna Pystykh was on Friday handed a four year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 world championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced. The now 36-year-old Russian finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third after the disqualification of Chrysopiyi Devetzi 1

August 18, 2017 10:34 AM Rwanda's Kagame begins new term amid questions of election rigging

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is being inaugurated Friday after winning re-election with nearly 99 percent of the vote. Many African leaders are expected to attend the ceremony in Kigali, the capital. The longtime president had described the Aug. 4 election as "a formality" while campaigning. The East African nation has virtually no political opposition 1