Semenya barred from defending title over testosterone levels

Caster Semenya will not defend her world title this September after a Swiss court banned the South African runner over her testosterone levels. The three-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 800 meters must comply with the regulations enforced by the International Association of Athletics Federations in regard to testosterone levels, which were approved by the Court of Arbitration of Sport in a landmark case on May 1, the court ruled. The new ruling says that in order for Semenya to continue competing in distances that are 1500 meters and…

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Engage in politics for lasting peace, UN envoy tells Somalia youths

Lasting peace in Somalia will be achieved when youths are represented and participate in politics, UN envoy James Swan has said. “We think prospects for lasting peace Somalia will be improved if young people feel represented. If they participate in political life, and if they have a say in the national dialogue they can ultimately show their stake and involvement in the country’s future,” Swan said at a youth event in Mogadishu on Tuesday. He said the United Nations in Somalia will continue to help youths develop initiatives to ensure…

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TI’s Samuel Kimeu appointed to Africa Union’s anti-corruption board

Transparency International-Kenya Executive Director Samuel Kimeu has been appointed as a board member of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption for two years. Kimeu was sworn in on Monday in Arusha, Tanzania. Others sworn in are Aït Chalal Hocine of Algeria, who will serve his second and final term as a board member, Begoto Miarom of Chad, who was re-elected as chairman, Sefako Aaron Seema of Lesotho was elected as the vice-chairperson and Amal Mahmoud Amar Khalifa of Egypt, who will serve as the boards rapporteur. Amal Mahmoud Amar…

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