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Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave two dead

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term, but his vow to heal the country’s divisions was overshadowed by bloody protests and a pledge from his rival to stage his own inauguration. Kenya’s schisms after a gruelling election period were on …

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Two killed in protests after Kenya’s top court upholds election

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left two dead, according to police. While the court decision led to celebrations in ruling party strongholds, protesters took to the street in opposition areas in the capital …

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Kenya faces praise, uncertainty after election overturned

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Praise poured in Saturday for Kenya’s judiciary after a historic ruling annulling presidential poll results, as attention turned to how discredited officials will organise a new vote in only two months. Kenya’s press and diplomats hailed the Supreme Court decision to annul last month’s presidential poll …

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Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the results of last month’s poll in a shock decision in favour of the opposition. Joyous celebrations erupted outside the court and in Nairobi slums after the second term victory of President Uhuru …

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Kenya on a knife edge ahead of high-stakes elections

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyans head to the polls Tuesday to vote in a knife-edge contest between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga which has heightened claims of vote rigging and fears of violence. The final days of campaigning have been marred by the murder and torture of …

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Rwanda targets high-end tourist market

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda | AFP | Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. He described their encounter with the critically endangered primates as “an almost spiritual” experience, and said it was the …

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