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Democracy in East Africa loses out as governments battle opposition

A look at the region’s political scene reveals the grim struggle between those in power and those who oppose them, in a way that augurs ill for the political pluralism they have all subscribed to, at least on paper. The gap between the written constitutional provisions, which set up multi-party dispensations, and what happens on the ground grows wider every year.

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Raila and Uhuru should stop holding the country to ransom over National Dialogue

Analyst Abdullahi Boru Hallakhe comments on the long-standing Kenyatta-Odinga rivalry and highlights the importance of National Dialogue.

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Israel and Kenya in security pact

Nov16

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday during a four day official visit to the region. Israel pledged to give Kenya “all the support it needs to ensure security within its borders”. Odinga was accompanied by Internal Security minister Prof. George Saitoti.

Kenya: Anxiety as President Kibaki prepares to retire

Kenyan President Emilio Mwai Kibaki is due to retire from elective politics at the end of his term 2012, but the imminent exit has excited several political developments in the East African country.

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Face to face with Gbagbo

NAIROBI – On a recent Saturday morning, I went to interview Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who is now the African Union’s chief mediator in the political crisis in the Cote d’Ivoire at his private residence, an elegant colonial-style mansion in Nairobi’s Karen district.

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Kenya: Odinga orders arrest of gay couples

NAIROBI – Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga broke the silence on gay couple intervention in Kenya on sunday by reciprocally ordering the arrest of gay pairs in the country.

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