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Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Below are key dates since post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008 left more than 1,100 dead, the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963: – 2007-2008: post election violence – On December 27, 2007, outgoing president Mwai Kibaki is proclaimed winner again …

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VIDEO: Activist Rwigara says Rwanda election was pre-determined

VIDEO: Activist Rwigara says Rwanda election was pre-determined Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA  | Former Rwanda Presidential Aspirant, Diane Shima Rwigara, has told NTV that most people voted for President Paul Kagame in big numbers in the recent elections in Rwanda because of fear of reprisals from the regime. In a …

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Kenya opposition says US, Canadian poll advisers deported

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two foreign nationals working on the opposition’s poll campaign are being deported from Kenya, the opposition and the US embassy said Saturday, just three days before a general election. In a tweet the US embassy in Nairobi said an American and a Canadian had been detained …

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Senegal ruling party coalition claims election landslide

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  The ruling coalition of Senegal’s President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister said Monday, bolstering Sall’s prospects for re-election in 2019. The Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all but three of the country’s 45 electoral departments, …

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DR Congo opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese opposition on Saturday unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power. The announcement was made after two days of opposition talks in Kinshasa amid concerns that Kabila, in power since 2001, is seeking …

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Kenya MP faces contempt charge for ethnic comments

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan police said on Friday they had arrested an opposition parliamentarian on suspicion of “ethnic contempt” over a public address he made ahead of next month’s tight presidential election. Junet Mohammed, a high-ranking member of leading opposition candidate Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement, was taken …

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Kenya records five million new voters for August polls

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission announced Tuesday that there would be five million new voters taking part in August polls, raising the stakes for incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his longtime rival Raila Odinga. After the first-ever audit of the voter’s register — often seen as a key …

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