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CNN —Kenyan runner David Rudisha, a two-time Olympic 800m gold medalist, survived a plane crash in Kenya on Saturday, according to a statement from the non-profit conservation organization Big Life Foundation.
Big Life confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that Rudisha and the other passengers were fine, with the former gold medal winner having “suffered no significant physical injuries.”“It happened very fast,” two-time 800m world champion Rudisha told CNN.
There were just a few injuries, but most of us came out without any major injuries.”CNN has reached out to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority which is investigating the crash.
Rudisha won the 800m Olympic title at London 2012 in sensational fashion, beating his nearest competitor by almost a second and setting the current world record of 1:40.91 – the only time in history someone has run the distance below 1:41.
He defended his crown four years later in Rio to become only the fourth man in history to win two 800m Olympic golds.
One month since Arshad Sharif was killed, Kenyan and Pakistani authorities have not concluded their reports nor have there been any arrests in the case.
“I have no faith in the Pakistani government,” his mother, Riffat Ara Alvi told CNN in a video interview.
But I request all the international journalistic organizations and United Nations to investigate this killing,” his widow, Javeria Siddique told CNN.
Arshad Sharif Sharif was a critic of the Pakistani military and an ally of former prime minister Imran Khan.
Sharif and Khurram Ahmed left Ammodump around 8:30 p.m. local time, a detective involved in the case told CNN.
Islamabad, Pakistan CNN —A Pakistani journalist shot dead by police in Kenya last month was the victim of a “targeted killing,” a senior member of Pakistan’s government said on Tuesday, without offering any evidence to support his claim.
Television journalist Arshad Sharif – a vocal critic of the Pakistani military – died in a police shooting near Kenya’s capital Nairobi on October 23.
Kenyan police told CNN they were unaware Pakistani officials had made any allegations about non-cooperation.
Sharif fled Pakistan in August after sedition charges were leveled against him for allegedly criticizing state institutions and “abetting mutiny” within the military.
The associate said Sharif then went to Kenya and had only been in the East African country for a few weeks before his death.
Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels will eventually be disarmed and demobilized, according to the statement.
“This is not the end of the peace process but the beginning of it,” Obasanjo said.
‘Horrific’ tollThe peace process has been fitful until now.
Renewed peace talks began on October 24, marking the first time the two warring parties had met publicly since the conflict erupted.
In a separate statement, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also celebrated the conclusion of the talks saying, “our commitment to peace remains steadfast.
Nairobi CNN Business —Arshad Sharif, a prominent Pakistani journalist who fled the country after he was charged with sedition, has died in Kenya after he was shot by police responding to reports of a stolen vehicle, authorities said.
Sharif was “fatally wounded by a police officer,” he said, adding that the incident was being investigated.
“I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist @arsched today, as per police he was shot in Kenya,” Sharif’s wife, Javeria Siddique, tweeted Monday.
Sharif had “only been in Kenya for a few weeks since that is one of the few places Pakistani passport holders don’t need a visa for entry,” the associate said.
“Sharif’s death has robbed the media fraternity globally of a dedicated and forthright journalist,” FPA Africa said in a statement.
CNN —Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region said they are ready to observe an immediate ceasefire and accept an African Union-led peace process to end a conflict with federal forces that has stretched over nearly two years.
Tigray’s negotiation team includes TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda, and General Tsadkan Gebretinsae, who are “ready to be deployed without delay,” the statement added.
The Ethiopian government formed a committee in June to negotiate with forces from the Tigray region.
The United Nations also welcomed the development and is ready to support the AU-led peace process, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
Military hostilities between Ethiopian government forces and Tigrayan forces resumed last month after a months-long ceasefire.
CNN —At least 16 people died in western Uganda after heavy rains in the Kasese district on Tuesday night caused a landslide early Wednesday, according to tweets from the Uganda Red Cross.
Six people were also injured and are receiving treatment at a local hospital, the red cross spokesperson Irene Nakasiita tweeted.
After a prolonged drought, heavy rains have fallen on much of Uganda since late July, causing deaths and flooding, and the destruction of crops, homes, and infrastructure.
In July, flooding caused by heavy rains killed at least 24 people in Mbale district in eastern Uganda.
Many parts of Uganda are prone to flooding after heavy rains, but the whole country is vulnerable to natural disasters.
CNN —Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld results declaring William Ruto winner of last month’s presidential elections.
However, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected his claims and decided the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) held a credible election last month.
We commend Raila Odinga and other candidates for abiding by the Supreme Court ruling.
It was Odinga’s fifth time running and his third time challenging his loss in presidential elections through the Supreme Court, having filed a case after the last two elections in 2013 and 2017.
But the Supreme court said the commission needed “far-reaching reforms” due to major dysfunction and governance failures.
Lamu, Kenya (CNN) Just before sunset, Umra Omar boards a speedboat that will take her around the historic Lamu channel for meetings with voters.
She is among a record number of women running for office in Kenya's August 9 general election.
She says she is running for office as a natural progression after seven years of providing "band-aid solutions" for poor healthcare.
'Kenya is ready for women at all levels'If opposition leader Raila Odinga wins, Kenya could have its first female deputy president in 64-year-old Martha Karua.
So that question is in itself discriminatory," the former Kenyan justice minister tells CNN.