President Kenyatta (left) and opposition leader Odinga. (Photo/EPA-EFE).

Kenyatta-Raila Famous Handshake Will Only Bring Real Change To Kenya If Promises Are Followed By Action

Following the Kenya polls last August, opposition leader Odinga successfully petitioned Kenyattas re-election, but then boycotted a fresh election in October on the basis that it would simply be stolen once again


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A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga faces off against riot police officers during a protest in Nairobi. (Photo/Dai Kurokawa/EPA).

With Kenya’s History Of Political Violence, Will It Be Different This Time?: Colonialism, Vigilantes And Militias


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THE Supreme Court decision on September 1 to nullify Kenya’s presidential August election and hold a new poll has reignited fears that the country could descend into violence. Kenya certainly has an extensive track record of political violence. This has generally been ethnically mobilised, stemming from grievances over land and exacerbated by vigilantes and militias deployed by politicians to garner …

Kenya election officials had to be very creative earlier in the year during voter registration in the remote parts of the country. They will need to repeat the feat to pull off a credible vote. (Photo/IEBC/FB).

As Kenya Votes On August 8, A Breakdown Of What You Need To Know About The Elections

This is a replica of the 2013 polls where the two presidential candidates, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, were the dominant opponents.


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Materials from the last presidential election in 2011. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not up for re-election. (Photo/ Brittany Danisch)

After Somalia’s Vote, Here Are Africa’s Other Elections In 2017: Some Are Going To Be Dicey

Angola, Liberia, DR Congo, Rwanda and Kenya will all have presidential elections this year, more than a dozen more countries will hold parliamentary, municipal or local polls


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President Jacob Zuma plays chess against Ybella Xulu, at a tournament held at Nkandla in 2013. Nkandla has become symbolic of Zuma's chess moves against corruption allegations. (Photo/ Flickr/GCIS)

Africa In The 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index: Some Gains, Some Slides, And Much Stagnation

Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe are the most improved African countries on the Corruption Perceptions index, but several others, including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya failed to improve their scores