Oppositions call for a general strike went largely unheeded in Nairobi. Instead, life in the capital appeared to be returning to normal, three days after a disputed election result.
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.
Africa was long regarded as a partner of the Palestinians, but hoping for arms, development aid and cutting edge technology, many African states now seek closer ties with Israel. Cooperation, however, comes at a price.
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