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Vol 49 No 8

Published 11th April 2008


Kenya

Cabinet crisis

The suspension on 8 April of negotiations over cabinet portfolios risks taking the country back to the turmoil of January and February. Just after Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement announced that it was pulling out of the talks, violence broke out in Nairobi's Kibera slum and Kisumu, both ODM strongholds. There were reports of mounting tension in the Rift Valley and western Kenya. Both sides say they are ready for a fresh presidential election if negotiations fail.

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