Counting has begun in Kenya's elections. Initial results indicate the country's former finance minister, Uhuru Kenyatta has edged ahead of his rival Raila Odinga. Less violence has been reported than in 2007.
Kenya's National Super Alliance has chosen veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga to run against President Kenyatta in elections in August. DW's James Shimanyula forecasts a tight but peaceful contest.
Kenya's Super Alliance will declare its presidential candidate next Thursday. The announcement comes amid warnings from the country's President about ongoing election-fueled violence.
Too many Kenyans, keen to have their voices heard, have plunged the electoral system into chaos. The president says he pulled the plug as it could have subverted the democratic will of the people.
War-torn South Sudan and Somalia are being badly hit by East Africa's hunger crisis. But in Kenya, which is at peace, millions also need food aid. Critics blame the political class.
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