Ahead of the historic Aug. 4 Kenya referendum, observers warned of a recurrence of the ethnic violence that killed more than 1,300 after the 2007 presidential vote. But key groups helped make sure that did not happen.
Rwanda election coverage is stirring up some interesting interviews in the local press, with some issuing war calls against President Paul Kagame.
Kenyans gave a firm 'yes' to a new constitution today. The rewards could be great – but the journey toward the dividends many Kenyans now expect may be rocky.
A key concern in the Kenya constitution vote is ethnic divisions. But in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret, where much of the 2008 postelection violence occurred, voters were calm and even top 'no' vote politicians accepted the results.
The Nairobi All Share index rallied in anticipation of a 'yes' vote on the Kenya constitution referendum. Guest blogger Aly-Khan Satchu says this bodes well for the gateway to the East African region.
A 'monkey man' hat rests on top of a mortar at a Canadian Army combat outpost near the village of Salavat, in the Panjway district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.
The Kenya referendum came off well despite some irregularities and tension. One reason: a new system that uses SMS and Twitter to allow every Kenyan to be an election monitor.
Today's historic Kenya referendum over whether to back a new constitution sparks fresh memories of the ethnic clashes that killed more than 1,300 people in the wake of the 2007 presidential election.
Now in paperback, the story of Joan Root’s trajectory from documentarian to conservationist to murder victim makes a captivating summer read.