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Suspected Shebab rebels massacre 36 in northeast Kenya

Suspected Shebab rebels massacre 36 in northeast Kenya

Gunmen have massacred 36 people in northeast Kenya in the latest attack by suspected militants from Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels in the troubled region, officials said Tuesday. A group of gunmen attacked a quarry near the town of Mandera in the early hours of Tuesday ... Read More »

Nairobi Court remands Westgate terror attack suspects till November 20

Nairobi Court remands Westgate terror attack suspects till November 20

NAIROBI, KENYA: Four suspected terroristsĀ believed to be behind the Westgate attack will be remanded in police custody until 20th November, Nairobi Chief Magistrate Kiare Waweru has ordered. Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday, the Chief Magistrate said that this would allow for the defence to go ... Read More »

Kenya elections: Row over spoiled votes

Kenya elections: Row over spoiled votes

A row has broken out in Kenya over whether spoiled ballots should be included in the presidential vote count following tightly contested polls.The coalition of candidate Uhuru Kenyatta accused the UK of playing a “shadowy” role by trying to deny him outright victory in Monday’s ... Read More »

Kenya elections: Uhuru Kenyatta leads Raila Odinga

Kenya elections: Uhuru Kenyatta leads Raila Odinga

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC next month, has established a large lead over rival Raila Odinga in early results from Kenya’s presidential poll.With results in from over 40% of polling stations, Mr Kenyatta has 53% of the vote, against 42% for Mr ... Read More »

Kenya in first presidential candidates debate

BBC-Kenya has held its first presidential debate – between all eight candidates in next month’s tightly contested poll. Millions of Kenyans watched and listened to the live debate, broadcast on 42 local radio and TV stations, as well as YouTube. Prime Minister Raila Odinga and ... Read More »

Inclusion: the way forward for democracy in Africa

On Tuesday, Botswana began hosting the Eighth African Governance Forum in conjunction with the African Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. 250 delegates from around the continent were expected to attend, including past and current political leaders as ... Read More »