Kenyan voters turned out in large numbers to cast their ballots in the country's general election. The vote pitted President Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga. Opinion polls suggest the two candidates are neck-and-neck.
Kenyans are outraged by reports that legislators took bribes to bury an investigation of a dodgy sugar trade deal involving government representatives. The issue also threatens Kenya's trade relations in East Africa.
It's unclear what the new deal between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta means for the country after months of political turmoil.
Angela Merkel said Annan inspired her with his ideas, firm convictions and charisma, while former US President Barack Obama spoke of Annan's wisdom and courage. Flags are set to fly at half-mast in Annan's native Ghana.
Kenya’s opposition candidate Raila Odinga has told DW that some changes need to take place at the electoral commission if he is to take part in the repeat election set for October 26. President Uhuru Kenyatta disagrees.
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