Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai and Mujuru form an Alliance, but is it a marriage of convenience?+++ The rise of political tensions in Kenya as the general election draws closer+++ Germany’s Achim Steiner is the new head of UNDP.
Security forces in Kenya assaulted and raped civilians in opposition strongholds after the August elections, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. About half the incidents reported to HRW were gang rapes.
After the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta, many Kenyans are hoping for peace. But it seems unlikely that the government and opposition will be able to start any kind of meaningful dialogue.
President Uhuru Kenyatta begins his second term as leader of Kenya. But contested elections and months of political violence have cast doubt on his legitimacy and raised tensions in the capital.
The electoral commission has said fewer than half of eligible voters took part in the re-run presidential poll. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had boycotted the October 26 presidential election.
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