March 9, 2013
Deputy premier wins in Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's election commission posted complete results early Saturday showing that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed in the country's presidential elections by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03 percent of the vote. That result is likely to bring controversy in Kenya and an almost certain legal challenge from Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Kenyatta needed to break the 50 percent barrier to avoid a runoff with Odinga, but he did so by only 4,099 votes out of more than 12.3 million cast.
August 10, 1986 |
After months of threats, South Africa finally fired its first economic warning shots last week. The targets were South Africa's black neighbors, Zimbabwe and Zambia, which had dared to endorse a package of economic sanctions against Pretoria on Monday in London at a special Commonwealth meeting. Literally overnight, their economic lifelines were pinched by sudden, new South African border controls. Trucks and trains carrying goods from Zimbabwe and Zambia were backed up at the border crossing between South Africa and Zimbabwe by Tuesday morning.
February 21, 2013 |
THE DAY David Taundi disappeared, it was clear something had gone horribly wrong. His car had run off the road on Henry Avenue near Philadelphia University in East Falls early Dec. 15, hitting a tree before bursting into flames. A witness told police that a man climbed out of the driver's side, walked away from the wreckage and disappeared into the predawn darkness. Taundi's father, Josiya Taundi, mounted a massive search, publicizing missing-person fliers on social media and asking police to mobilize helicopters and search dogs.
March 23, 2007 |
Two women, sitting on stools, laughing, each say, "Are you OK?" They seem to be talking to each other, but are not. And neither one is OK. Not by a long shot. In the Continuum, in its original 2006 Obie Award-winning production directed by Robert O'Hara (Philadelphia Theatre Company is merely presenting, at Plays & Players), is remarkable: funny, sad, meaningful and splendidly performed. The many women played by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter, who wrote the show together, never speak to each other, but only to characters we can't see. Central to the plot are Nia, a dropout teenager in the Los Angeles' South Central, and Abigail, a professional broadcaster in Zimbabwe who is a wife and mother.
July 9, 1986 |
Ashland Oil Inc. and its former chairman yesterday agreed to an out-of- court settlement of civil charges that the company paid a $29 million bribe to an Oman official to get a contract at a discount price. Under the settlement, announced simultaneously with the filing of the charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ashland and Orin Atkins paid no fines or other penalties. And they neither admitted nor denied that they had violated foreign corrupt-practices provisions of federal securities laws.
October 11, 1993 |
Jaime Yzaga completed the most successful week of his tennis career yesterday, beating sixth-seeded Petr Korda, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7), in 3 hours, 12 minutes and winning the Australian Indoor championship in Sydney. Yzaga earned his eighth title and the biggest check of his career - $146,000. Yzaga, who at 5-foot-7 is one of the smallest players on the tour, used crushing ground strokes to wear down Korda. The Peruvian kept the ball skimming low over the net, relentlessly hitting it deep and waiting for Korda to make mistakes.