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World NowThe International Criminal Court has ordered four powerful politicians in Kenya to stand trial for crimes against humanity....
World NowKenya has struck oil, a discovery that has fueled hope and fear in the East African country....
The Fabulous ForumMore than a dozen heads of state, four princes, a king, a queen, two princesses and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates are among the guests expected to attend Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. Nelson Mandela's name......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn Nairobi's slum district of Kibera, people prayed for peace Sunday under the charred cross and blackened walls of the burned Lutheran church. But in the narrow alleys just 100 yards away, the thugs with machetes still rule. When the service ended,...
Melitus Mugabe Were was a rarity among Kenyan politicians, a moderate who straddled the divides rending the country. A freshman lawmaker in parliament, he was a man who could have mediated between extremists in both the ruling party and the opposition,...
Stealing elections has been a common practice in Africa for more than 40 years. African presidents and the ruling elites that surround them have routinely colluded with loyal officials to stuff ballot boxes, intimidate opponents, distribute bribes,...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesWith a peace deal in place and security almost back to normal, Kenya's beleaguered tourism industry is again welcoming travelers who had abandoned the East African nation after more than 1,000 people were killed in a post-election crisis. The U.S....
Tags: Eastern Africa, Elections, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Kenya
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the head of the African Union met with Kenya's political rivals here Wednesday to try to get them talking, opposition supporters waited tensely on the streets for news and warned of more violence if President Mwai Kibaki stays in power. John Kufuor,...
Tags: Government, Heads of State, Ghana, Nairobi (Kenya), Kenya
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterClashes between police and protesters in several cities Friday resulted in as many as 12 deaths, bringing the toll to nearly two dozen in three days of "mass action," witnesses and officials said. The deadliest skirmishes occurred in the Nairobi slum...
I first started working in Kenya when conducting research for my master's degree in 1991 at the University of Nairobi. It was a time of great hope and excitement. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, we saw a resurgence of democracy's "third wave," and it...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen Gabriel Okelo rose early Thursday to join a banned opposition rally, he did not take his machete. But he was sure he would be using it to kill again very soon. Just the day before, he said, he had slashed two people to death because they were from a...
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