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Vol 49 No 2

Published 16th January 2008


Kenya

Handshakes at dusk

Much hard work lies ahead if the awkward meeting between Odinga is to lead to a resolution of the worsening crisis

Such is the depth of despair about the intractability of the post-election crisis that many saw the meeting of Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga, arranged by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on 24 January, as a great leap forward. It certainly confounded the sceptics who predicted that Annan would prove no more successful than the would-be mediators who have gone before him, such as fellowGhanaian John Kufuor and South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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