Uhuru Kenyatta asks Burundian president, Nkurunziza, to postpone poll

first_imgCelebrations In Kenya As ICC Drops Charges Against President Uhuru Kenyatta Exclusive: A conversation with President Uhuru Kenyatta President Uhuru Kenyatta Appoints His Deputy as Acting Presidentcenter_img Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has told Burundi leader Pierre Nkurunziza he should postpone a presidential election due next month after last week’s failed military coup, Kenyatta’s spokesman said on Monday.Manoah Esipisu said the two leaders, whose nations belong to the East African Community (EAC) common market, had spoken by phone on Sunday. Kenyatta’s counterparts in the region shared his view, he added.Regional leaders want the election date changed from June 26 to create a “conducive environment” but the vote should still be held within the current electoral cycle, which comes to an end in late August, Esipisu said.The landlocked east African nation has been plunged into crisis since Nkurunziza pushed for a third term of office, a move his opponents say breaks the constitution and a 2005 peace agreement that ended an ethnically driven civil war.As many as 300,000 people died in the war, and there are fears the current crisis could inflame lingering tensions between the majority Hutu population and the Tutsi minority.More than 105,000 people have fled to neighboring states, including Rwanda, which has the same ethnic mix as Burundi and which was torn apart by a genocide in 1994 that killed 800,000 mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus.(Reuters)Relatedlast_img read more

Leicester vs Southampton postponed following helicopter crash that killed owner

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018The helicopter carrying Srivaddhanaprabha spun out of control shortly after taking off from the King Power Stadium pitch, coming down just outside the ground.Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, both members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, also died in the crash, along with pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner and co-pilot Izabela Lechowicz.In a club statement released on Sunday night, Leicester confirmed the Carabao Cup match against Southampton – which was due to be played on Tuesday evening – has been postponed, as has the Development Squad’s Premier League International Cup fixture against Feyenoord of the Netherlands. LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most read on talkSPORT.com SORRY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Leicester’s next fixture , their Carabao Cup match against Southampton, has been postponed following the tragic deaths of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others in a helicopter crash.The Premier League club confirmed Srivaddhanaprabha was among those killed in the crash which occurred on Saturday evening, shortly after Leicester’s draw with West Ham.center_img gameday cracker TOP WORK tense scrap Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion An EFL statement confirmed that the match will be rescheduled for a later date.It was also stated that at all EFL fixtures over the next seven days players will wear black armbands as a sign of respect. Furthermore, clubs will hold either a minute’s silence or minute’s applause.last_img read more