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Kenya Elections

Kenya's President To Attend Court Hearing Over Crimes Against Humanity

AP | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president says he will attend a status conference hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague this week ...

Africa's New Generation of Young Leaders

David Weiss | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

While the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announcement conveys a bleak message about some aspects of Africa's politics, there is great reason for optimism in that continent.

Kenya Balancing Act: Human Rights, Civil Society, Neo-Colonialism, and Democracy

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Daniel Ben-Horin

The drama plays out of whether or not Kenyatta and Ruto will appear in the Hague. The balance between repudiating colonialism and protecting human rights is infinitely tricky. We must get it right.

New Kenyan President Sworn In

AP | TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, ascended to the country's top office Tuesday during a jubilant celebrati...

Winner Declared In Kenya's Election

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's Supreme Court on Saturday upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's next president and the loser accepted ...

Kenya: Why a President Kenyatta May Never Stand Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Edwin Okong'o | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Edwin Okong'o

Kenya is the staunchest and most docile proxy of the two countries' regional war on terror, so it makes sense to think that they would worry about the implications of working with a president accused of crimes against humanity.

The Kenyan Elections: Peace Happened

Susan Benesch | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Susan Benesch

Kenya still can't close the lid on its presidential election: challenger Raila Odinga petitioned the Supreme Court Saturday to invalidate the tally that showed him losing to Uhuru Kenyatta by some 800,000 votes.

Obama Loses... Well, The President's Half-Brother, Anyway

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

His half brother may be the most powerful man in the world but that stardust seemed not to rub off on Malik Obama as he failed miserably to win a coun...

Kenyatta Wins Kenyan Election

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA and TOM ODULA | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding father, was named the winner of the country's presidential election on Saturday wit...

'I Hope One Day He Will Be President'

Cheryl Hamilton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Hamilton

My hope is whichever candidate prevails in Kenya, the president will join world leaders to improve refugee child protection throughout Africa so refugee children can realize their fullest potential and no longer live in fear.

Violence, Long Lines Mar Kenyan Elections

AP | TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya — Kenya's presidential election drew millions of eager voters who endured long lines to cast ballots Monday, but the vote was mar...

Obama Has Message For Kenyans

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Wading gently into the politics of his father's homeland, United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Kenya to reject...

Kenyan President Deserves Praise for Rejecting Hefty Bonuses for MPs

Edwin Okong'o | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Edwin Okong'o

By vetoing a bill that would have increased retirement bonuses for Kenyan lawmakers, President Mwai Kibaki may have redeemed himself and paved way for Kenyans to forgive him for his role in the 2007 post-election violence.

Obama's Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

Eline Gordts | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

Malik Obama, president Barack Obama's older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports. The...

Kenya: One Year After Elections Unleashed Brutal Violence, How Is The Country Coping? (Slideshow)

Joanne Offer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joanne Offer

It's almost a year since Kenya went from being known as a land of big cats and safaris to a country beset by brutal mob violence; a place where a church full of worshipers could be set ablaze.