BBC News with Rose Marycrick.
Within the past few minutes, the election commission in Kenya has declared that Tuesday’s presidential election was won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. The opposition which has complained fraud has rejected the results. An opposition spokesman described the process as a masquerade.
World leaders have expressed concern of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear program. After President Trump said the US military was locked and loaded, North Korea accused him of driving the situation to the brink of nuclear war. Russia, China and Germany have all appealed the calm and further diplomatic efforts.
At least 37 people have been killed in Egypt in a collision involving 2 passenger trains. About 120 others were injured. The cause of the crash just outside Alexandra is unclear.
The White House says President Trump will soon be sending several envoys to the Middle East to meet regional leaders and discuss what he calls a path to substantive Israeli peace talks. But officials stressed that Mr. Trump believes the peace between Israelis and Palestinians could only be negotiated directly between the two sides.
Public hearings have begun in the Gambia on the finance of its former President Yahya Jammeh. The Justice Ministry believed tens of millions of dollars of public funds were missing during Mr. Jammeh’s 22 years in power.
A court in Britain has jailed three men for producing cannabis on an industrial scale at a former nuclear banker. The underground complex produces drugs worth an estimated 2.5 million dollars a year. The men were jailed between 5 and 8 years.