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More deaths in Kenya protests.

More people have died in Kenya on the second day of banned protests against the disputed presidential elections of 27 December. Fresh clashes broke out between police and supporters of the Orange De...
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Violence returns to Kenya.

At least two people have died in clashes with police during a day of nationwide protests over the results of the 27 December presidential elections, which the main opposition party Orange Democratic M...
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Independent panel to review polls.

Government and opposition representatives have agreed to set up an independent committee to review the disputed December elections, the chief mediator Kofi Annan has said. The review panel should be...
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Kenya's ODM candidate voted parliamentary speaker.

Kenneth Marende of the main opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is the new speaker of parliament. The opposition candidate defeated former speaker Francis Xavier Ole Kaparo of the ruling...
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Kenya crisis: political deadlock continues.

The situation in Nairobi remains calm as Kenya moves into the third week of political deadlock following the disputed general elections of 27 December. However, a source in the capital reports that pe...
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Mediation efforts continue.

Efforts are continuing in Nairobi to seek a negotiated solution to the political impasse sparked by the disputed presidential elections of 27 December. International news sources report that fresh tal...
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Kenya crisis: healing

The following reflections are from Catherine Mujomba, the administrative director of the GoDown, a centre for the visual and performing arts in Nairobi
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Kenya’s ballots printed in the UK.

Smith and Ouzman Ltd, the UK-based security and commercial printing house that produced the ballot papers for the 27 December local government and general elections in Kenya, has declined to comment o...
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Kofi Annan to help mediation in Kenya.

International efforts to resolve the political impasse caused by the disputed presidential elections of 27 December have suffered a major setback following the collapse of talks between Ghanaian presi...
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Kibake cabinet appointments cause tension.

Tension returned to some parts of Nairobi on 8 January following the surprise announcement by incumbent president Mwai Kibaki of part of his new cabinet. Local news sources say that riots broke out in...
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Kenya crisis: the view from Tanzania.

The following report from Russell Gale, who works for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Tanzania, describes not only some of the hardship in Kenya but also the knock-on effect the crisis is having...
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Kibaki convenes parliament and announces partial cabinet.

Incumbent president Mwai Kibaki has convened newly-elected members of parliament for the opening of the new legislature on 15 January at 14.30 local time. On that occasion the speaker and deputy speak...
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Death toll in post-election violence rises.

Residents of Kibera and Mathare slums in the capital of Nairobi are among the recipients of emergency food aid being delivered by the United Nation
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Uneasy calm in Kenya as diplomacy continues.

International pressure by the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and South Africa among other countries has led to an uneasy calm for the past three days, especially in Nairobi. The diplomatic eff...
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Death toll rises to over 350.

Over 350 Kenyans have died in the violence that has swept the country since the disputed presidential, parliamentary and local government elections of 27 December according to a tally kept by the news...
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Nairobi: "We don't want to be refugees".

In Nairobi 4 January marked a return to a semblance of normality after the violence and tension sparked by the disputed presidential elections of 27 December. However, all is still not well in the r...
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Nairobi calm as new demonstration fails.

There is relative calm in Nairobi despite calls by the opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) for a re-run on 4 January of the aborted protest rally of the previous day against the outcome...
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