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March 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Will Uhuru Kenyatta Win the Kenyan Presidential Election?

Kenyan elections took place on March 4. While some technical aspects of it were ragged, especially the transmission and consolidation of vote counts, voting appears to have been largely peaceful. Thu…

An official from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) inspects ballot boxes at Kasarani gymnasium in Kenya's capital Nairobi March 5, 2013.

August 27, 2018

Kenya
Kenyatta Visits Trump in Reciprocal Charm Offensive

President Donald Trump will receive President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya in Washington, D.C. today, the second African chief of state to make a bilateral visit since becoming president in 2016. The conversation will reportedly focus on trade and investment—the reason for Kenyatta’s visit to the United States—and security issues with a focus on Somalia. 

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January 31, 2018

Kenya
Kenyatta Government Declares Odinga's NRM "Criminal"

Following the January 30 “inauguration” of Raila Odinga as an alternative president of Kenya, the Interior Ministry declared that his National Resistance Movement (NRM) is an “organized criminal group” under the Prevention of Organized Crimes Act

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March 9, 2018

Kenya
Kenyatta and Odinga Call for Reconciliation in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga promised to begin the process of reconciliation following their bitter standoff in the 2017 elections that raised the specter of ethnic violence.

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September 6, 2018

Nigeria
A Months-Old Trump Insult of Buhari Surfaces Prior to Kenyatta Visit

On August 27, the Financial Times reported that, after President Trump met with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House in April, the American president said that he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again. The Financial Times says it had three sources for the story, but does not identify them. Sahara Reporters, a credible Nigerian diaspora publication based in New York, picked up the story. It went viral in Nigeria.

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October 17, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Delaying President Kenyatta’s Justice

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Last week, two “firsts” occurred in Africa: Kenya’s P…

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December 30, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenyatta ICC Trial Temporarily Adjourned

On December 19, International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the judges to adjourn the trial date of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta because one of the prosecution’s witnesses is now …

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 12, 2013.

October 31, 2017

Kenya
Questions Remain as IEBC Declares Kenyatta Victor in Election Rerun

The IEBC declares Kenyatta the winner of the election amid violence, low turnout, and a boycott by Odinga supporters.

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November 1, 2017

Kenya
Odinga Calls for a ‘People’s Assembly’ to Govern Kenya in Place of Kenyatta

Odinga refuses to recognize the Kenyatta administrations legitimacy and will attempt to create a People's Assembly to run the country and preside over new elections.

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September 14, 2018

International Criminal Court
Dubious Claims of Common Cause Between Bolton and African Critics of ICC

Earlier this week, President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton delivered a blistering attack on the International Criminal Court, or ICC, long a scourge of his and his audience at the Federalist Society.

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