Kenya has a new president
Kenya finally gets a new president: Kenya’s former deputy president William Ruto was sworn into office yesterday following last month’s contentious election, Reuters reports. Ruto is the country’s fifth head of state, and was inaugurated a week after Kenya’s Supreme Court rejected vote rigging allegations by rival presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
The UN isn’t buying what Putin’s selling on the Ukraine grain pact: A senior UN official has rejected Russian Vladimir Putin’s criticism of the Ukraine grain pact, saying that the arrangement is working as planned, the Financial Times reported. The Russian president last week claimed that most of the wheat being exported by Ukraine is heading to developed countries, and threatened to intervene to direct more shipments to poorer nations in Africa and Asia. Turkey, which brokered the agreement between the warring countries with the UN, voiced support for Putin’s position.