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Kenya Election Violence

Kenya 2013 Election Analysis: Raging Parties and Mass Violence

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Comedy
Valiant Lowitz

When Kenya rages, it's a little different. The last time Kenyans went to the polls in 2007, the results were disputed and ethnically aligned gangs took the lives of more than 1,100 people during weeks of violent unrest.

Kenya Elections: Reducing Political Violence Through Community Dialogue

David Weiss | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
David Weiss

As the world waits to see what the upcoming Kenyan elections will bring, we celebrate the tangible progress made by Kiambiu Youth for Peace and Development in reducing politically-charged violence and seeking to heal the wounds of a previously broken community.

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...

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.

Four Years After Kenya's Post-Election Violence, Impunity Reigns

Neela Ghoshal | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Neela Ghoshal

Four years after the violence, Kenya's victims are tired of empty promises. Another election is scheduled for 2012. The government should demonstrate that violence will not be tolerated this time around.

Reinventing Kenya

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

A Brand Spanking New Constitution In February 2008, following the ethnically-driven post-election violence in Kenya, I wrote an editorial commentary e...

Kenya Replaces Most Top-Ranked Policemen

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The government in Kenya has replaced almost all of the country's most senior police officers in what analysts say could be the start of major reform. ...

Sons of the Mau Mau

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

Kenya must tackle the roots of its election chaos. These include poverty, tribalism, and the failure of the country to live up to the vision of its first president, Jomo Kenyatta.

Obama's Victory Shames Africa

George Ayittey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Ayittey

"No African head of state should be in power for more than 10 years," declared President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda in 1986. He is still president.

Kenya Turmoil Test Of Obama's Claim Of Foreign Policy Expertise

Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Sweet

Obama has to be careful because while he is one of the most credible figures the US has to deal with Kenya, the dispute between Odinga and Kibaki is mired in tribal politics.