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Kenya: Schools closed as anti-government protests resume

Some schools in Kenya have been shut indefinitely as three days of nationwide cost-of-living protests resume. It follow’s last week’s violent protests that resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people. In a statement, the interior ministry said the closure of the schools has been necessitated by intelligence of armed skirmishes. “The government has received credible security intelligence that… Read More
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Kenya: Opposition leader Odinga calls off anti-government protests

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called off anti-government protests planned for this week. He said on Sunday that he was ready for talks after an appeal from President William Ruto. Odinga however warned that demonstrations could restart in coming days. Thousands have joined three marches over the past two weeks against high living costs and alleged fraud in last… Read More
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William Ruto sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president

On Tuesday Mr. Ruto who was previously the former deputy president was handed a copy of Kenya’s constitution and a sword to represent the transfer of power from his former boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. – – There was a handshake between the two who fell out before the election, a gesture that was cheered by those gathered at the ceremony… Read More
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Kenya: Local media oppose exclusion from Ruto’s inauguration coverage

– – The local media in Kenya are up in arms against organizers of Tuesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony over arrangements for coverage. The communications team of Kenya’s President-elect William Ruto has barred local media from covering the presidential inauguration, offering exclusive broadcast rights to Multichoice Kenya Ltd, an affiliate of a South African pay-TV group. Local broadcasters have been asked… Read More
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Kenya’s President won’t extend his stay in power beyond 2022

– – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he will never seek to change his country’s constitution to extend his stay in power beyond 2022. Kenyatta’s tenure ends in 2022 and there are reports of a possibility of a change to the constitution so he occupies a prime minister position if created. But the Kenyan leader has ruled that… Read More

African leaders to hold summit October 13 on Kenya’s ICC cases

ATLANTA - African leaders will meet in the Ethiopian capital on October 13 to take a common stance on whether to join Kenya's planned pull-out from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the prosecution of its leaders, officials said on Thursday.  So far there does not seem to be much support for it, but heads of state from the 54-member... Read More