With military as Rwanda’s main exportable ‘goods’, world looks increasingly weary of Mr 99 Per Cent, Kagame

With military as Rwanda’s main exportable ‘goods’, world looks increasingly weary of Mr 99 Per Cent, Kagame

Indeed, many foreign powers still appreciate Kagame’s ability to transform post-genocide Rwanda into what he and some of them like to characterise as the ‘Singapore of Africa’ – an effective state worth sacrificing some democracy and liberty for. Kagame has taken full advantage of such international approval, making himself a reliable partner of the global, particularly Western, community. He has achieved this largely by deploying his comparatively efficient army.

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Beware of introvert in your neighbourhood: Trump gunman Thomas Crooks lived like a harmless, innocent and top grade student

Beware of introvert in your neighbourhood: Trump gunman Thomas Crooks lived like a harmless, innocent and top grade student

Thomas Crooks, an introverted 20-year-old computer whiz who had just earned a spot at a college engineering programme, turned back to his target about 400 feet away. He squeezed off several shots at Trump, clipping the former president’s ear, killing an audience member and wounding two others before Secret Service snipers on a nearby building killed him with counterfire.

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Republicans and Democrats bat conspiracies on Trump assassination attempt as FBI investigate motive

Republicans and Democrats bat conspiracies on Trump assassination attempt as FBI investigate motive

In conspiracy channels online, many Trump supporters pointed to an interview with a witness who saw the gunman climbing onto the roof with a rifle and told police about it minutes before the shooting. Law enforcement’s failure to act, posters claimed, is a sign that the apparent assassination attempt was coordinated by the “deep state.”

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How Kenyan MPs’ lavish lifestyle set off a revolution by ‘social media tribe’ that consumed parliament, forced president to fire cabinet

How Kenyan MPs’ lavish lifestyle set off a revolution by ‘social media tribe’ that consumed parliament, forced president to fire cabinet

In April and May during the build-up to the protests, ruling party MP Zaheer Jhanda posted videos of himself on TikTok admiring his gleaming Range Rover, a Mercedes G Wagon and a Lexus, triggering angry online commentary.
Protesters have since tried to storm his home, southwest of the capital Nairobi, in Kisii town. Jhanda did not respond to requests for comment.

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‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, revolutionary Gen-Z are ready to storm State House and uproot Kenya’s corrupt president’

‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, revolutionary Gen-Z are ready to storm State House and uproot Kenya’s corrupt president’

The opposition, meanwhile, has been surprised by its newfound irrelevance. Like the 19th century French politician Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, who during the French revolution is said to have declared, “There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader”, opposition leaders are belatedly rushing to hitch their wagon to the movement. How far their light has dimmed is illustrated by contrasting today’s movement with their attempt last year to capitalise on popular discontent over tax hikes, which failed to generate much lasting political pressure.

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Republicans unleash flurry of videos to sway voter opinion on Biden’s mental capacity to be US president

Republicans unleash flurry of videos to sway voter opinion on Biden’s mental capacity to be US president

A growing body of misleading online videos isn’t helping President Joe Biden and Democratic Party campaign. In one clip, Biden stands very still during a Juneteenth musical performance at the White House, leading to talk he had “frozen.” But Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, was standing next to the president...

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Why Democrats are worried about Biden’s often sharp and focused but at times confused and forgetful mind

Why Democrats are worried about Biden’s often sharp and focused but at times confused and forgetful mind

Biden’s occasional struggles with focus may not be unusual for someone his age. But at 81 years old and seeking another four years in the White House, the moments when he’s off his game have taken on a fresh resonance following his disastrous debate performance against Republican Donald Trump. The president appeared pale, gave nonsensical answers, stared blankly and lost his train of thought.

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Youth revolution in Kenya and aborted putsch in Bolivia are grim pointers to perils of unnecessary foreign debts

Youth revolution in Kenya and aborted putsch in Bolivia are grim pointers to perils of unnecessary foreign debts

Now, the crisis is reverberating in Kenya, Bolivia and other middle-income nations bearing the brunt of a surge in inflation and the rapid global interest rate rises that followed the pandemic. Borrowing costs soared and Russia’s war in Ukraine exacerbated a rise in prices of fuel and food.

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Kenya’s youth revolution: How affinity for lies, arrogance and opulence of jet-setting Ruto stoked anger against him

Kenya’s youth revolution: How affinity for lies, arrogance and opulence of jet-setting Ruto stoked anger against him

The U-turn has exposed the gulf between the image of President William Ruto as the jet-setting global voice not just of Kenya but the wider continent, and the grinding realities his nation faces – weighed down by debt, corruption and security threats.

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Who has authority in Haiti? Kenya police history of human rights abuses looms over Haiti mission

Who has authority in Haiti? Kenya police history of human rights abuses looms over Haiti mission

Ahead of the deployment, the International Committee of the Red Cross started reaching out to the PNH and the Kenyan police to convey its humanitarian concerns to the stakeholders. According to Marisela Silva Chau, head of the ICRC in Haiti, the PNH has been taking part in some meetings held by the HCT and a liaison cell created several months ago by the UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA.

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