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Uganda starts pulling out troops from Somalia

Uganda has begun the withdrawal of its troops serving in the African Union mission (Amisom) in Somalia. The withdrawal of 281 army personnel comes as part of a UN plan that will see African Union (AU) soldiers’ numbers reduced by 1,000 by the end of this year, military officials in Kampala said. Uganda provides the […]

World Bank downgrades Kenya growth forecast

The World Bank on Wednesday said it has slashed 2017 growth forecast for Kenya’s economy to 4.9 percent due to drought, sluggish credit growth and post-election saga. The country’s economic outlook was earlier in the year adjusted downwards to 5.5 percent from 6 percent growth owing to unfavorable weather conditions that drove up the rate […]

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Kenya’s Raila Odinga promises own inauguration on December 12

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga on Tuesday, promised supporters that he would be sworn-in as president on December 12. Odinga said he will take oath of office using Chapter 1 of the Constitution, which states that sovereign power belongs to the people. The swearing-in, he said, will be based on the results of August […]

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Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta sworn-in for second term

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta sworn-in for second term

Several African leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thousands gathered in Kenya’s largest stadium for the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday. President Kenyatta, accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, has been sworn-in for a second term as president at the 60,000-seat Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. The inauguration was delayed by two disputed […]

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Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday unanimously upholded the re-election of Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of last month’s rerun presidential election, which was boycotted by main opposition leader Raila Odinga. Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes representing 98.26%. National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Odinga garnered 0.96% of the […]

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Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential poll rerun

The Kenyan electoral commission on Monday declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the rerun presidential election by 98.26% of votes. The incumbent president of the East African nation garnered 7,483,895 votes representing 98.26% of votes, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati said. The opposition candidate Raïla Odinga despite his boycott garnered 0.96% […]

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Kenya: police killed at least 33 people during post-election violence –Rights groups

Two rights organizations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, on Monday, accused Kenyan police of killing about 33 protesters and injuring hundreds during the protest movements called for by political parties following the August 8 general elections in the East African nation. The two Rights watchdogs issued a 37-page report, detailing the excessive use of […]

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Kenya: Opposition leader Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said he would not participate in a redo of Kenya’s presidential election. The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. Odinga’s decision to pull out from the race comes […]

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Kenya: Gunmen kill two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa

Two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa have been killed in the early hours of Tuesday, after unidentified gunmen fired on vehicles carrying students to the university’s campus in coastal Kwale County, local media reports. According to the initial details provided by the police and witnesses, two people, staff members of the university were […]

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Kenya: WFP cuts food rations for over 400.000 refugees by 30%

The U.N. World Food Program on Monday announced that it will cut food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya. According to the UN agency, the decision is due to insufficient funding as it needed $28.5 million to cover the food assistance needs of the 420,000 refugees living […]

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