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Kenya election final results expected Friday

JOHANNESBURG, August 11 – Final results of Kenya’s hotly contested election between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are expected to be announced Friday. Odinga, the 72-year-old who leads the National Super Alliance (NASA) has already placed a spanner in the works with his claims hackers have altered the results to give […]

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Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives in SA

JOHANNESBURG, August 10 – Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arived in South Africa on Thursday for a State visit and was met at OR Tambo International Airport by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. President Jacob Zuma will on Friday host Johnson Sirleaf in Pretoria. “The visit is an important vehicle for economic growth and […]

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AU says Kenya election was peaceful

JOHANNESBURG, August 10  – The African Union (AU) election observer mission on Thursday said was “pleased” with the Kenya elections, which were “peaceful” and met the standards set by that country and the AU. Nearly 20 million Kenyans registered to vote in the hotly contested presidential and parliamentary elections. Former South president, Thabo Mbeki, who […]

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Kenyan police fire on protesters, kill 1

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Latest on Kenya’s elections (all times local): 12 p.m. Kenyan police say officers opened fire on people protesting election results in an opposition stronghold in southwestern Kenya, killing 1 person. Leonard Katana, a regional police commander, said the shooting happened Wednesday when protesters clashed with security forces in South Mugirango constituency […]