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Gambia pledges to abolish death penalty

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | The Gambia has pledged to abolish the death penalty in a clean break with the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, giving activists hope that more African states will follow its example. President Adama Barrow, elected in December 2016, signed a UN treaty on the abolition of …

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Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial ‘coup’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people. In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the court.” …

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Kenya’s chief justice condemns threats against judiciary

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s chief justice on Tuesday hit out at political leaders and their supporters over a wave of threats against his court, which annulled last month’s presidential election over widespread irregularities. Scores of supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta gathered outside the Supreme Court to demand he …

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ANALYSIS: Annulling an election

ANALYSIS: What made Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling possible. Why it cannot happen in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Minutes after the historic Supreme Court ruling in Kenya that nullified the Aug. 8 presidential election, someone tweeted a quick thought, “It is not an understatement to say that Kenya’s Supreme Court has taught …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: CJ Katureebe’s Kenyan test

IN THE INDEPENDENT: Katureebe’s Kenyan test COVER STORY Katureebe’s Kenyan test: Kenya Supreme Court annulment of election reignites debate over Uganda ruling. THE LAST WORD Opening the Pandora’s Box: How the nullification of the presidential elections in Kenya has put that country on a slippery slope. NEWS ANALYSIS Cost of …

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