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Kenya's opposition says postpones 'swearing-in' of alternative president

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition said on Sunday it had postponed plans to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president, easing political tensions and opening a window for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya opposition group says protest mock inaugural postponed

Kenya's opposition leader says his group is postponing a mock ceremony to inaugurate him as president until a later date. In a statement opposition leader Raila Odinga and his colleagues … Click to Continue »

African press review 8 December 2017

In Kenya, The Daily Nation splashes with news that police will not allow any public gathering in Nairobi to swear in opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “People’s President” on Tuesday. Following disputed elections that took placeShow More Summary

Kenyan opposition remains defiant despite warnings over 'inauguration'

Kenya’s opposition NASA party on Thursday said it will go ahead with a planned swearing-in of Raila Odinga in spite of warnings from the country’s attorney general. The Kenyan government’s top legal advisor described any potential inauguration of the opposition leader as “unlawful, illegal, null and void”.

Kenya government threatens opposition with 'treason' charge

Kenya's attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason. Odinga challenged the result of August's presidential election but then boycotted the court-ordered October rerun, handing victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Show More Summary

Kenya says 'swearing-in' of Odinga would be seen as treason

Kenya's attorney general warned Thursday that the opposition's move to "inaugurate" its leader Raila Odinga next week to protest the recent presidential election would amount to treason. Attorney General Githu … Click to Continue »

US warns Kenya's opposition against Odinga 'inauguration'

The United States is urging Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off an "inauguration ceremony" next week meant to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. A U.S. Embassy statement calls … Click to Continue »

African press review 6 December 2017

The South African economy is doing better than expected. The South African president perhaps less so. Washington has asked Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off next week's planned alternative swearing-in ceremony. And the majority of South Africa's Aids sufferers are refusing to seek treatment.

Kenya president sworn in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who promised supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. Show More Summary

Kenya president sworn-in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga who told supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12.

African press review 28 November 2017

Zimbabwe's cabinet begins to take shape as the government decides to honour ousted president Robert Mugabe. South Africans are going to face increased tax bills next year. Opposition leader Raila Odinga is keeping Kenyans guessing as to his next move.

Kenya's Kenyatta to start disputed second term

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to be sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, an inauguration delayed by two disputed polls and a series of sometimes deadly street protests. At the same time, opposition leader Raila Odinga has promisedShow More Summary

Why do some elections in Africa turn violent?

On Nov. 20, Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the repeat presidential election conducted Oct. 26, which opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted. Kenya’s Supreme Court featured prominently in the 2017 elections, most notably by nullifying the earlier Aug. 8 election — a move that led to demonstrations, commercial boycotts and political unrest in […]

Kenya's Supreme Court Affirms Re-Election Of Uhuru Kenyatta

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

A six-judge panel unanimously dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote that was boycotted by the opposition led by rival Raila Odinga.

Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

At least four people were killed overnight into Sunday in what the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, called "state-sponsored thuggery."

Kenya's Odinga calls for international help in deadly crisis

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Sunday for "international intervention" in the country's election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia since his return … Click to Continue »

At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

By Duncan Miriri and Thomas Mukoya NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. Show More Summary

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, Kenya

Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.

Opposition leader: Kenya moving toward 'outright dictatorship'

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga sharply criticized the role of Western diplomats and election observers in the recent presidential vote and warned Thursday that the country is moving toward "outright dictatorship." Odinga boycotted...Show More Summary

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