On Monday, July 18 at 19:30 GMT:
It has been nearly 150 days since Russia invaded Ukraine in an assertion of power that despatched shockwaves via the world. Russia now controls greater than 20% of the nation. Not too long ago, the heaviest combating has targeted not too long ago on the commercial Donbas area within the east. Moscow-backed troops say they’re closing in on their subsequent goal of Siversk.
Final week a noon missile strike within the metropolis of Vinnytsia killed 23 folks, together with three kids underneath the age of 10. The assault coincided with a assembly of Ukraine’s prime conflict crimes prosecutor and European judicial authorities to coordinate investigations into greater than 20,000 conflict crimes allegedly dedicated by the Russians. In the meantime, talks aimed toward liberating up grain exports from Ukraine are additionally set to proceed.
We’ll check out a number of the newest newslines.
On August 9 Kenyans will go to the polls to elect their subsequent president. The 2 fundamental presidential candidates, Raila Odinga and Vice President William Ruto, are going head-to-head in what has been an extended, however comparatively peaceable run-up to election day. Each Ruto and Odinga have condemned acts of political violence, a break from previous elections when ethnic divisions have been stirred up for electoral achieve.
The most recent survey by two main opinion polls places Odinga barely forward, however neither candidate is more likely to cross the 50% plus one vote goal to win the presidency within the first spherical. With the race so tight, some political observers predict that the candidates’ debate on 26 July will play a key function in who would be the frontrunner on election day.
As Kenyans head to the polls in a number of weeks, we’ll ask what we are able to count on from the ultimate push of campaigning.
Egyptian dissident Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been out and in of jail for twenty years in Egypt, and he’s presently serving a five-year jail sentence, handed down in December for “broadcasting false information.” Rights teams say Egypt is holding about 60,000 political prisoners, many going through brutal circumstances and overcrowded cells.
Abd el-Fattah says he has been on a hunger strike for greater than 100 days however the Egyptian Inside Ministry disputes this.
We’ll convey you the newest on his case and the efforts to #FreeAlaa.
On this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Kateryna Malofieieva, @KatyaMalofeyeva
Patrick Gathara, @gathara
Sister of Alaa Abd el-Fattah