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ANALYSIS: Will Kenya always be the country of the future?

Nairobi, Kenya | ISS AFRICA | Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women’s representatives. President Uhuru …

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RWANDA: Why Kagame won 99%

How Rwandans reacted to the west’s war against the symbol of their nation’s success Rwanda |Andrew M. Mwenda| Last week, Paul Kagame won presidential elections in Rwanda by 98.6%. Historically, such margins have only been won in countries like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which was under the tight grip of a …

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LIVE: Kenya election results announcement delayed

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission has delayed the announcement of final Presidential results, saying they are ensuring they get it right before acting after a hotly-contested vote. The IEBC had promised to make final announcments at 2.30pm, but the body’s CEO Ezra Chiloba came at 4pm at the …

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LIVE: Kenya election results

RESULTS PORTAL: Click here Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission was preparing to release final results Friday from a hotly-contested vote in which the opposition has already claimed victory, fanning tensions in the east African nation. The IEBC insists its electronic voting system — seen as key to …

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Kenya on edge as final results due in disputed election

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission was preparing to release final results Friday from a hotly-contested vote in which the opposition has already claimed victory, fanning tensions in the east African nation. The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition on Thursday demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga …

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IEBC: Hacking was attempted but did not succeed

  IEBC refutes hacking allegations as Kenya opposition demands Odinga be ‘declared president’ Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has dismissed allegations that its servers were hacked, and insist they will only announce final results once all the forms from constituencies had arrived at the …

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IEBC: Kenya election results not due before Friday

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s electoral commission said Thursday it only expects all presidential results to arrive at the national tallying centre by midday Friday for validation, and called for “restraint” from political parties. Tensions are high after opposition candidate Raila Odinga rejected partial results and alleged there had …

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