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.
February 4 is World Cancer Day. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million die before the age of 70, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Leaders at the African Union summit recently supported Kenya’s proposal for a pullout from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Rights groups and ordinary Kenyans are concerned that such an idea would breed impunity.
Kenya’s vice president William Ruto and his co-accused Joshua arap Sang stood before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The pair are there to convince the judges to drop the case against them.
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