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Picked up or not picking up?

The whereabouts and status of Diane Rwigara, the would-be presidential challenger to President Paul Kagame, have been uncertain for about ten days. She was detained in the aftermat...


Clashes in the east

Weeks after ending a nine-month State of Emergency, major outbreaks of deadly violence have taken place at the borders of Oromia and Somali Regional State provinces.


The incumbent never loses

No sitting president has ever lost an election in Kenya, but no such election has ever been annulled. What happens next will be rooted in the history of the alliances and splits in Kenya’s previous presidential polls

Founding President Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel arap Moi ruled in turn from 1964 until 2002 under the umbrella of the Kenya African National Union, the party which brough...


The next trial of strength

The political class faces a severe test of its democratic credentials following the Supreme Court's judgement on the election

Praised across Africa as a triumph of judicial independence, the Supreme Court annulling of President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election is a double-edg...

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The split that never was

Instead of weakening Al Shabaab, the defection of top jihadist Mukhtar Robow could intensify the war

How Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur', one of Somali Islamism's most prominent leaders, crossed to the government side is clear enough. He surrendered himself to Hassan Hussein Mohame...


Crisis over, crisis goes on

The State of Emergency may be over but there’s no sign of fundamental changes to address underlying problems

It's nearly a month since the ruling coalition's parliamentarians and their allies, who hold all the seats, voted to restore habeas corpus and suspend the State of Emergency (SoE)....


New elections, old battles

After losing the war of words over the vote, the opposition has changed tactics and is taking its case to court

Raila Odinga's last bid for the presidency crashed days after the general elections on 8 August, leaving oppositionists facing hard choices about their political survival. Doubts a...


A technical knock-out

Political gambles and technological questions haunt the declaration of the presidential election result

The general elections started well but went downhill fast. Early reports showed that the technology was working and that voters were enduring long queues and occasional organisatio...


Hacks against facts

As President Kenyatta heads for victory, the opposition claims skulduggery in the country’s high-tech election

After preliminary results had given President Uhuru Kenyatta 54.2% of votes, 1.4 million more than challenger Raila Odinga on 44.9%, in the 8 August presidential election, final re...


Murder most foul

A horrifying assassination has set the country on edge just days before an already tense general election

It was a political killing in the country's worst tradition. Musalia Mudavadi, a joint leader of the opposition, called it 'a dagger into the heart of Kenyan democracy' and Preside...

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