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.
The Kenyan Court of Appeal has ordered the release of seven officials of the national doctors' union so that they can continue negotiations with the government.
The Kenyan doctor's strike took a new twist when a court jailed seven officials from the doctors' union. Public doctors have been on strike in Kenya since early December.
African Union (AU) leaders have backed a strategy for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). But it seems that many countries have reservations and that very little will change for now.
Kenya goes to the polls on August 8. As in previous elections, the roles played by ethnicity and tribalism are likely to be decisive. Experts say politicians beat the drum while many dance to the tune.
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