Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday. “There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati. Tension is high as the presidential election is expected to be a close race between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and long-time opponent Raila Odinga. Africa Live: More on this and other stories Eight things about Kenya’s elections Uhuru Kenyatta: The ‘digital president’ Raila Odinga –…

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Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

At least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said. Gunmen fired on about 50 people inside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT). “Six people are confirmed dead – they range in age from 35 to about 70,” Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told reporters, adding that eight people were wounded and 39 were unharmed. Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the…

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Jordan attack: Canadian among five dead in Karak shooting

Jordan attack: Canadian among five dead in Karak shooting

A Canadian tourist and four police officers have been killed in gun attacks in and near the Jordanian city of Karak, officials say. Unidentified gunmen are reported to have taken refuge in an ancient castle in the city where several other tourists are said to be trapped. Jordan’s Public Security Directorate said the gunmen first attacked a police patrol near Karak and then fled by car into the city. Nine other people have been wounded. No group has admitted carrying out the attacks. Security sources said the gunmen were holed…

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