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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: Mwai Kibaki, Heads of State, Government, Death, 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...
Tags: Mwai Kibaki, Desmond Tutu, Demonstration, Defense, Health
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHonked off by Los Angeles pump prices? Cheer up. You could be commuting in Oslo, where gasoline costs $9.85 a gallon and filling up a Mini Cooper would set you back $130. That's the priciest petrol on a list of world gas prices released Wednesday by...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterUp to 100,000 people face starvation in western Kenya because of election-related tribal violence, the World Food Program warned Friday, as rivals in last week's disputed presidential vote showed no willingness to talk. President Mwai Kibaki and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Mwai Kibaki said Thursday that he was willing to meet with opposition leaders, but only when peace was restored in Kenya. Hopes of a political settlement to help end the bloodshed and protests over Kenya's disputed presidential election...
Special to The TimesIncumbent Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner Sunday of Kenya's presidential election and hastily sworn in despite widespread concern over vote irregularities, sparking riots and tribal violence. As smoke rose over parts of Nairobi, the capital, Kenya'...
Tags: Mwai Kibaki, Europe, European Union, Democracy, Entertainment
Special to The TimesThe challenger took a strong lead in early results Friday from Kenya's elections, raising the prospect that President Mwai Kibaki would become the first incumbent here and one of the few anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa to be voted out of office. KTN...
Tags: Mwai Kibaki, Democracy, Corruption, Entertainment, Government
Mombasa, Kenya Amel Blouza came to Kenya expecting a holiday on white beaches and a safari with a chance to view elephants -- or perhaps giraffes lumbering across the picture-perfect savannah. Instead, she hasn't left her hotel. She is too scared to...
Times Staff WriterShe might have spent her life peddling secondhand clothes on muddy streets along the hyacinth-choked shores of Lake Victoria. She might have been given away in an arranged marriage. Or she might have died already, like one of her sisters. Instead, she...
Tags: Personal Service, Family, Marriage, Social Issues, Finance
Times Staff WriterJohn Le Carré has been a writer of literate thrillers almost as long as Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles has been alive. He is a master novelist of the traditional school, while Meirelles, witness his Oscar-nominated "City of God," has a jumpy, edgy,...
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