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Nairobi's new railway

Added: 19.08.2017 2:31 | 3 views | 0 comments

A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows to Fight Presidential Election in Court

Added: 16.08.2017 17:41 | 22 views | 0 comments

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga promised to head to court to fight last week's presidential election results in a speech on Wednesday, ignoring calls from election observers that he needed to concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta, according to Reuters. At least 24 people have died in violence that ignited after the August 8 election and Odinga's decision may help to deter further violence from demonstrations. "We have now decided to move to the Supreme Court," he said," he told reporters in the capital Nairobi. "This is just the beginning, we will not accept and move on. We shall hold vigils, moments of silence, beat drums and do everything else to draw attention to the gross...

Nairobi's new railway

Added: 14.08.2017 20:41 | 3 views | 0 comments

A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Kenya on edge after vote fraud claims spark deadly protests

Added: 13.08.2017 3:59 | 4 views | 0 comments

August 13, 2017 10:59 AM
NAIROBI (AFP) - Tensions remained high in Kenya on Sunday (Aug 13) after 11 people died in violent protests and the opposition stood by its demand that the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta be overturned.

From: www.straitstimes.com

A Deadly Aftermath Of Kenya's Election

Added: 12.08.2017 22:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

In Kenya, police fired tear gas and bullets on demonstrators in slums around Nairobi. Kenya's commission on human rights says at least 24 people have been killed since Tuesday's presidential vote.

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World Briefs: 11 killed in Kenyan polls crackdown

Added: 12.08.2017 22:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

August 13, 2017 5:00 AM
NAIROBI/KISUMU • Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said yesterday.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Incumbent President Kenyatta Declared Winner of Kenya Election

Added: 11.08.2017 22:28 | 31 views | 0 comments

Kenya's electoral commission announced on Friday that Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected, putting an official close to the hotly contested results that many fear could still escalate into a dispute with accompanying violence, according to The Washington Post. The opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, has alleged that the results of Tuesday's elections were rigged and said he would not accept them until he was declared the winner, which has escalated tensions as his followers have been protesting by burning tires in some of Nairobi's slums and protesting in the western city of Kisumu. Odinga's campaign said on Friday that there may be a possible way out of the dispute with officials saying they...

John Kerry Draws On Own Defeat In Attempt To Prevent Post-Election Violence In Kenya

Added: 11.08.2017 1:01 | 21 views | 0 comments

John Kerry has tasted the bitterness of political failure, and now he’s using that disappointment in a bid to quell rising tensions in Kenya, where the results of Tuesday’s election have stoked fears of violence, Newsweek reports. The former U.S. secretary of state lost to George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election by 35 Electoral College votes; the margin of victory was the slimmest ever recorded for a sitting president. Kerry is heading up the Carter Center’s election observation mission in Kenya. The results of Tuesday’s election have not even yet been confirmed, but there have already been accusations of hacking. He spoke at a press conference in Nairobi Thursday.“I know what it’s...

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Nairobi's new railway

Added: 10.08.2017 14:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

[Ticker] EU monitoring mission says no fraud in Kenya vote

Added: 10.08.2017 13:26 | 9 views | 0 comments

Marietje Schaake, a Dutch Liberal MEP who led an EU monitoring mission to Kenya, said on Thursday that she had seen no sign of "centralised or localised manipulation" of the voting process in Tuesday's election. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday that results had been rigged as provisional counting indicated that he lost. Riots in Nairobi saw police kill two men the same day, prompting fears of wider unrest.

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