Ambassador Xian Qian told reporters: 'We are ready to use all necessary means'The Chinese ambassador said Taiwan is part of the People's Republic of ChinaChinese new ambassador to Australia has warned Beijing will take Taiwan by any means necessary as he declared the island is not independent and will always be part of the People's Republic of China. Xiao Qian told the National Press Club on Wednesday that the communist superpower would 'not renounce the use of force and we reserve the option of taking all necessary measures'. In response, the ambassador said China was 'ready' to use any necessary force to 'reunify Taiwan' with the mainland. 'As to what 'all necessary means?' The development of China-Australia relations is at a critical juncture,' the Chinese ambassador said.
August 10, 2022 06:27 UTC
Presidential results started trickling in Tuesday night as tallying of votes from over 46,000 polling stations across the country continued. Over 22 million Kenyans went to the polls on Tuesday, August 9 to elect leaders across six elective seats. The results are all official as declared at tallying centres by presiding officers and captured in Forms 34As. Diaspora:United Kingdom; Kenya Embassy station 1 of 2 - LondonRaila: 190Ruto: 95Waihiga: 02Wajackoyah: 03Berlin, Germany; Kenya Embassy station 1 of 1- BerlinRaila: 115Ruto: 104Waihiga: 03Wajackoyah: 02Doha, Qatar; Kenya Embassy station 3 of 3 - QatarRaila: 135Ruto: 169Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Nairobi county:Komarock Secondary polling station 4 - Embakasi CentralRaila: 243Ruto; 167Waihiga: 01Wajakoya: 01Komarock Secondary School polling station 21 - Embakasi CentralRaila: 223Ruto: 146Waihiga: 00Wajakoya: 02Kayole 1 Primary School polling station 8 - Embakasi CentralRaila: 185Ruto: 180Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 03Kayole 1 Primary Scholl polling station 18 - Embakasi CentralRaila: 129Ruto: 248Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00East African School of Aviation polling station 2 - Embakasi EastRaila: 230Ruto: 110Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 03East African School of Aviation polling station 3 - Embakasi EastRaila: 224Ruto: 160Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 02East African School of Aviation polling station 5 - Embakasi EastRaila: 243Ruto: 114Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 01East African School of Aviation polling station 10 - Embakasi EastRaila: 209Ruto: 143Waihiga: 05Wajackoyah: 02East African School of Aviation polling station 11 - Embakasi EastRaila: 212Ruto: 126Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 02East African School of Aviation polling station 13 - Embakasi EastRaila: 206Ruto: 142Waihiga: 02Wajackoyah: 02Gogo Katuma Primary School polling station 1 of 1 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 469Ruto: 06Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00East African School of Aviation polling station 14 - Embakasi EastRaila: 211Ruto: 165Waihiga: 03Wajackoyah: 00East African School of Aviation polling station 15 - Embakasi EastRaila: 234Ruto: 140Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 05St Anne's Primary School polling station 1, Makadara - NairobiRaila: 199Ruto: 128Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 01St Anne's Primary School polling station 2, Makadara - NairobiRaila: 209Ruto: 120Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 01St Anne's Primary School polling station 3, Makadara - NairobiRaila: 185Ruto: 134Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 02St Anne's Primary School polling station 4, Makadara - NairobiRaila: 194Ruto: 142Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 01Bungoma DEB Primary polling station 1 - BungomaRaila: 178Ruto: 96Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 04Sinangi polling station 1 of 1 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 160Ruto: 01Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Hon. Kaluma Kotewa Primary School polling station 1 of 1 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 112Ruto: 00Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00St Patrick Makongeni Primary polling station 2 of 2 - Homa BayRaila: 396Ruto: 06Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Migori Main Prison polling station - MigoriRaila: 26Ruto: 06Waihiga: 00Wajackoya: 00Nyabiuto Primary polling station 2 - Nyaribari Chache, KisiiRaila: 167Ruto: 157Wahiga: 01Wajackoya: 01Moi Primary School polling station 1 - NakuruRaila: 208Ruto: 160Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 03Enkinda stream 1 - KisiiRaila: 188Ruto: 188Wajackoyah: 02Waihiga: 01P.C.E.A Kibwezi Polling Station 2 - MachakosRaila: 117Ruto: 80Waihiga: 01Wajackoyah: 02Maweni Village, Tiata TavetaRaila: 224Ruto: 129Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Rangwena Primary School polling station 1 of 2 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 353Ruto: 03Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 01Nyanguu Primary School polling station 1 of 1 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 302Ruto: 09Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Kenyatta sports ground polling station 11 - KisumuRaila: 360Ruto: 34Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 01Kenyatta sports ground polling station 10 of 11 - KisumuRaila: 359Ruto: 028Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 01Achiero Primary School polling station 1 of 1Raila: 174Ruto: 01Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 01Dunga primary School polling station 1 - KisumuRaila: 369Ruto: 06Waihiga: 01Wajackoyaha: 00Dunga Primary school polling station 2 - KisumuRaila: 393Ruto: 03Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Osiri primary school polling station 1 - Kisumu WestRaila: 361Ruto: 03Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Disi Primary School polling station 1 of 1 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 386Ruto: 05Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Usari Primary school polling station 1 of 2- Kisumu WestRaila: 381Ruto: 01Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Orinde Primary school polling station 1 - Kisumu WestRaila: 423Ruto: 03Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 02Geta Primary school polling station 1 - Kisumu WestRaila: 277Ruto: 02Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 02Homa Bay Primary School polling station 2 of 3 - Homa Bay TownRaila: 424Ruto: 12Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 02Ogada Primary school polling station 1 - Kisumu WestRaila: 379Ruto: 08Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 02Dago Kokore Primary school polling station 2 - Kisumu WestRaila: 353Ruto: 08Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 01Wandiege Primary polling station 1 - Kisumu EastRaila: 410Ruto: 16Waihiga: 00Wajackoyah: 00Manyatta B center polling station 4 - Kisumu EastRaila: 373Rut
August 10, 2022 05:01 UTC
The incident comes on the back of a dramatic spike in fuel theft as prices rocket. In its response to questions from Fin24, Transnet Pipelines did not specify how much diesel was spilled. It said emergency workers were deployed immediately, but that they struggled to isolate the fuel leak location due to a sewerage leak upstream that left the area waterlogged and overrun with effluent. Fuel theft has been a major problem for the company, resulting in millions of litres of fuel losses, damage to infrastructure, and environmental damage. Transnet Pipelines Chief Executive Michelle Phillips told Fin24 that a special join task force had been established to investigate illegal activities relating to fuel theft.
August 10, 2022 04:37 UTC
Corruption might seem normal in South Africa, but an international financial task force disagrees, writes RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies’s Sasha Erskine and Tom Keatinge. A pandemic, two catastrophic floods, three sovereign credit downgrades, damaging riots and high unemployment meet a close friend, South Africa, at a bar. International banks and businesses already in South Africa may find compliance challenges too expensive or time consuming, choosing to relocate elsewhere. With this background in mind, later this year, South Africa will face a judgement for which it must be prepared. Almost 30 years ago, South Africa was seen an example to the world for negotiating an end to apartheid without descending into civil war.
August 10, 2022 04:37 UTC
By SILAS APOLLO More by this AuthorUpdateThe electoral commission has said 12.065 million Kenyans had voted by 4 pm, with only one hour left to the official polling stations closing time of 5 pm. According to IEBC, the figure, which represents 56.17 percent voter turnout, excludes the number of voters identified through the manual register and those who were still in queues as at 4 pm. Earlier storyOnly 30 percent of Kenyan voters had cast ballots by middayThe electoral commission has announced that 6,567,869 million Kenyans had turned up to vote by 12 pm on Tuesday. AdvertisementIndependent Electoral and Boundaries Commission vice chairperson Juliana Cherera said polls were opened at 6 am in most places countrywide as well as in the diaspora. At the same time, IEBC has allowed the use of the manual voter register in Makueni County for 84 polling stations and Kakamega County for 154 polling stations.
August 10, 2022 04:31 UTC
By Sinda Matiko More by this AuthorNigerian Afrobeat singer Kizz Daniel was Monday night released from a police cell in Tanzania after he failed to show up for a fully paid concert on Sunday night in Dar es Salaam. Kizz Daniel had just landed in Tanzania from Uganda, where he had staged a sold-out show and was slated to perform at the Summer Amplified concert at the WareHouse arena. Related Afropop star Kizz Daniel arrested in TanzaniaAdvertisement“But he wanted everything. “Kizz Daniel has been released. As news reached concertgoers that Kizz Daniel would not be performing, angry revellers left and demanded a refund.
August 10, 2022 04:00 UTC
Din, a resident of South C ward in Lang'ata constituency in Nairobi is no stranger to the murky world of politics. Despite appearing delicately frail, Din is a smart and electrifying man with tremendous love for his country. For most part of the day, mainstream and social media were filled with reports of a failure in the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) kits. At the county tallying centre, there is final tallying and declaration of winners of the gubernatorial, senatorial and county woman representation positions. At the national tallying centre IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati revealed the commission would be doing the verification of results of transmitted images of form 34As against their original copies.
August 10, 2022 03:02 UTC
President Yoon Suk-yeol presides over an emergency meeting at the government complex in Seoul, Wednesday, to check countermeasures against record torrential rain in Seoul and surrounding areas. YonhapPresident Yoon Suk-yeol apologized to the nation on Wednesday for inconveniences caused by this week's heavy rains. Yoon offered the apology during a government meeting on the response to the flooding in Seoul and surrounding areas, which left nine people dead and seven missing. "I pray for the victims and apologize on behalf of the government to the people who suffered inconveniences," he said. At a separate government meeting earlier Wednesday, Yoon instructed officials to ensure the weak and the vulnerable are protected against damage from this week's record rainfall.
August 10, 2022 02:56 UTC
They were arrested last week following a joint operation between Crime Intelligence and the Hawks who pulled over a truck carrying R400 million in cocaine. Three men briefly appeared in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Monday following their arrest in connection with a massive cocaine bust worth more than R400 million. Police Minister Bheki Cele attended court proceedings, along with Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile. "There has been good work done by the police and Crime Intelligence. The investigation is still continuing, but we know that the drivers were travelling to Cape Town.
August 09, 2022 20:45 UTC
Mumias West parliamentary seat candidate Rashid Echesa. Photo: Rashid Echesa. Source: FacebookThe journalist attached to Nation Media was taking photos of activities at Mumia Township polling station in Kakamega county. However, Echesa took issue with the journalist and questioned her who she was and why she was taking photos of him, Nation reported. The official allegedly issued four MP ballot papers to one voter in Gatina Primary polling station, Dagoreti North constituency.
August 09, 2022 20:26 UTC
Kenya Kwanza's presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua, has called out Nation Africa for publishing a report he argued contained false information seeking to tarnish his reputation. Gachagua castigated the article which reported that the Kiems kit failed to validate his biometrics at Sagana Primary School on Tuesday morning, August 9. Rigathi Gachagua casting his vote at Sagana Primary School on August 9, 2022. IEBC also temporarily suspended voting at Farasi Lane Primary School polling station. The commission's vice chairperson Juliana Cherera directed a number of affected polling stations to revert to the manual register.
August 09, 2022 18:53 UTC
Registered voters in Rongai constituency, Nakuru County, will not be able to vote for their preferred lawmaker following suspension of the exercise. Reports indicate that voting on the Parliamentary seat category was suspended indefinitely following a mix up in ballot papers with those of Kuresoi South. Voters at Mercy Njeri Primary school in Rongai Constituency also reported that there were missing ballot boxes and papers for the parliamentary seat. This suspension comes just a day after IEBC announced that gubernatorial voting exercise would not take place in Kakamega and Mombasa counties. "The order for the ballot papers went in late, the printer will shoulder the cost.
August 09, 2022 18:51 UTC
Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah at his home. Source: UGCWajackoyah had turned up at Indangalasia Primary School polling station but was turned away by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials. After being turned away, the learned politician was captured kneeling on his father Tito Olilo Jakoya's grave, seemingly trying to find solace. Dressed in casual wear and a durag, Wajackoyah was seen bowing on the grave seemingly in deep thoughts. Wajackoyah encouraged by wifeAs previously reported, Wajackoyah's American wife encouraged him after he failed to vote.
August 09, 2022 18:32 UTC
Kenya's 2022 election in pictures Long queues Voters queue before casting their ballots during the general election by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. Kenya's 2022 election in pictures Casting six ballots A group of voters queues while waiting to vote in front of ballot boxes. Kenya's 2022 election in pictures 46,229 polling stations Kenya has registered about 22.1 million voters out of around 50 million Kenyans. Kenya's 2022 election in pictures 150,000 police officers deployed About 150,000 officers have been deployed to ensure the safety of the polls, police chief Hilary Mutyambai said. Kenya's 2022 election in pictures Little participation from the youth Electoral commission figures show that many young people have not registered to vote.
August 09, 2022 17:59 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the nation today (Monday) evening. The address comes a day before Tuesday's elections where Kenyans will be voting for a new government. On Sunday, Uhuru held a special address to the Mt Kenya region thanking them for support and urging them to back Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga. It is during the interview that Uhuru said he is not leaving but only changing his home address and will always help the incoming regime when needed. On matters of the handshake between him and Raila, the President said he consulted his Deputy William Ruto about it.
August 09, 2022 17:31 UTC