JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the roar of "strongman" politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world's most reclusive leaders accepted a reformist's peace offer, bringing a two-decade conflict to a close.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya's president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption.
Obama, on his first visit to Africa since stepping down as president, commended President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for cooperating following last year's disputed presidential election which were marked by violence.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya Sunday, the country of his father's birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office.
Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an opposition politician whose confrontation with authorities trying once again to deport him ended up with his reported detention in an airport toilet.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities want to deport an opposition politician again despite court orders that he should be allowed into the country, a human rights official said early Tuesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president and opposition leader announced Friday they will work together to unite the country, which has been divided along ethnic lines following last year's disputed elections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga spoke after holding discussions, the first talks between the two since the elections sparked widespread turmoil.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan judge has rescinded the orders used to deport to Canada an opposition politician over his alleged role in a mock inauguration by opposition leader Raila Odinga, while the government said it would appeal.
Judge Luka Kimaru also ordered the government to return the Kenyan passport confiscated from Miguna when he was deported.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eleven western envoys, including those from the United States and Britain, urged Kenya's opposition leader Sunday to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's legitimately elected leader.
The diplomats said Raila Odinga needs to accept Kenyatta's presidency "as the basis for the dialogue that it (the opposition) and many Kenyans want."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government said Wednesday it had deported a politician arrested for witnessing the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president," an event it calls treason, as fears grew that East Africa's most stable democracy is becoming increasingly repressive.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government considers treason, while the passports of more than a dozen opposition leaders were suspended.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's three leading TV stations were off the air for a fourth day Friday as police prevented the delivery of a court order to restore their transmissions after they tried to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing himself in as "the people's president." The government has called the ceremony an act of treason, and its arrests of "conspirators" continued.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration, a ceremony considered treasonous.
Journalists and human rights groups have raised an outcry over the shutdown of live transmissions that began Tuesday. Some journalists told The Associated Press they spent the night in their newsroom to avoid arrest.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's government crackdown on media after opposition's mock inauguration (all times local):
Kenya's High Court has ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration.
Journalists and human rights groups have raised an outcry over the shutdown that began Tuesday. Some journalists say they spent the night in their newsroom to avoid arrest.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said Wednesday that gunshots and a grenade were fired at his home in what he called "an assassination attempt," as a government shutdown of the top three TV stations continued the day after the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. The first arrest was reported as the government launched an investigation into the event's "conspirators."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the mock inauguration of Kenya's opposition leader (all times local):
The lawyer for the man in judicial dress who stood by Kenya's opposition leader during a mock inauguration says he has been arrested.
Peter Kaluma says opposition legislator and lawyer T.J. Kajwang has been taken to the Nairobi's criminal investigations department for questioning.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as "the people's president" during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term after months of deadly election turmoil.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenyan opposition's mock "inauguration" (all times local):
Kenya's government has outlawed the opposition's National Resistance Movement following its "swearing-in" of leader Raila Odinga in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's press is reporting that the government has switched off three TV stations after they aired live broadcasts of an event where the opposition is trying to "swear in" its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president Tuesday.
The attorney general has warned that such a protest act challenging the official president will amount to treason.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's opposition said it will "swear in" its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president Tuesday despite the attorney general's warning that such a protest act challenging the official president will amount to treason.
The announcement by the National Super Alliance sets the stage for another round of election-related clashes between police and opposition supporters and raises fears of more civilian deaths.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's opposition released what it called "authentic" election results showing its leader Raila Odinga won the August vote, but it refused to say Friday how it obtained the information from the electoral commission's servers.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ninety-two people were killed during Kenya's months of election turmoil and dozens of others were sexually assaulted, a human rights watchdog said Wednesday.
Most victims "were felled by the bullet" and authorities must account for "how the officers under their command used the live ammunition that had been assigned to them," according to the report of the independent Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.
Speaking during Independence Day celebrations in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday, Kenyatta said the "unity of our nation is the shield against the dangers that have shattered other countries."
He urged Kenyans to "reject the politics of divisiveness and confrontation."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's main opposition group on Sunday postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as president.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his colleagues said in a statement the decision to delay the event until a later date was reached after wide consultations but that they "remain fully on course in pursuit of electoral justice."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock "inauguration" next week.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday the time for politics is over and the country should focus on development until the next election in 2022.
The government says Raila Odinga's planned "swearing-in" on Tuesday would amount to treason.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — 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 Muigai's comments came a day after the United States urged Odinga's supporters to call off the mock "swearing-in" on Dec. 12, the country's independence day.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — 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 the Dec. 12 ceremony "extra-constitutional" and urges the opposition to work within Kenya's laws to pursue electoral and other reforms.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's main opposition group says police have detained one of its advisers ahead of a planned protest ceremony to stage a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president.
Odinga's National Super Alliance said in a statement that the detained man, economist David Ndii, was recently appointed chairman of a committee organizing the protest event on Dec. 12.
The statement said police arrested Ndii Sunday in Diani on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed at his inauguration Tuesday to unite Kenyans after months of election turmoil, but violence flared anew as police shot dead at least three people, including a child, when opposition supporters tried to hold a memorial for dozens killed in earlier protests.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — 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 from an overseas trip on Friday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.
Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent Odinga's convoy from making its way from the airport to Nairobi's main park so he could address supporters after returning from a trip overseas. Legislator Otiende Amollo said his car was shot at by police.
Protestors and Police Clash in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's disputed election (all times local):
One person has been killed in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continue.
Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent Odinga's convoy from making its way to Nairobi's main park so he could address supporters. Legislator Otiende Amollo said his car was shot at by police.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court says it will rule Monday on petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's win in last month's repeat presidential election.
The court has been hearing arguments from activists and a politician who allege irregularities in the vote that saw Kenyatta win a second term. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose legal challenge led to the original August election being nullified, boycotted the new vote. He said reforms had not been made.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court justices are listening to arguments from two petitions seeking to overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in last month's repeat poll.
The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's re-election in August, citing irregularities and illegalities, and ordered a new vote. Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the repeat election, saying electoral reforms had not been made.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court is poised to hear petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat presidential poll.
The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's re-election in August. It cited irregularities and illegalities in the vote count and the electoral commission's failure to allow scrutiny of its servers to dispel opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim of fraud. It then ordered a new vote.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two petitions were filed Monday in Kenya's Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election last month in a repeat vote that the main opposition group boycotted.
Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu, Swahili for My Vote My Voice, a coalition of 12 rights groups and civil activists filed its petition before the midnight deadline for challenging the Oct. 26 election. Politician Harun Mwau filed the other petition earlier in the day.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet another vote and that the opposition would continue to protest in the streets.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's repeat election (all times local):
European Union election observers say actions by Kenya's rival political camps have damaged the electoral process and put Kenyans and their institutions in "an extremely difficult position."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday was declared the overwhelming winner of a rerun election boycotted by Kenya's main opposition leader, collecting 98 percent of the vote but also exposing the divisions roiling this East African country.
While Kenyatta's backers celebrated his re-election, angry supporters of his rival, Raila Odinga, skirmished with police in Nairobi slums and burned tires in Kisumu, one of the opposition strongholds in western Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's election results (all times local):
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he expects his opponents to mount legal challenges to his victory in the second presidential election since August.
Kenyatta said Monday after the election commission announced results from the Oct. 26 vote that his victory "is likely to once again be subjected to a constitutional test through our courts."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi slum and told thousands of cheering supporters that the government intends to rule by force.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Warning that Kenya is in "grave danger," opposition leader Raila Odinga said in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday that the country's repeat presidential election was a sham and that a new vote should be held within 90 days.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's second presidential election since August remained in limbo on Saturday as the election commission said it was working on a "way forward" in opposition areas where voting has been postponed because of unrest. While most of the country was calm, police used tear gas to disperse crowds in a Nairobi slum where anger toward the government runs deep.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fears of further bloodshed led Kenya's election commission to postpone voting planned for Saturday in some opposition strongholds, citing safety concerns for its workers as deadly clashes continued between police and protesters.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's repeat presidential election (all times local):
Kenyan police say one person has been shot and killed in a Nairobi slum as security forces moved to quell fighting between two groups of rioters.
A police official says the shooting occurred in the capital's Kawangware area. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Opposition supporters boycotted Thursday's rerun of Kenya's disputed presidential election, clashing with police in some parts of the East African country and forcing authorities to postpone voting in areas affected by the violence. At least four people were killed.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyans were voting Thursday in a repeat presidential election that has East Africa's economic power on edge once more. The Supreme Court shocked Africa last month by nullifying the president's re-election citing illegalities and irregularities. The opposition leader then dropped out of the race, saying adequate reforms haven't been made. Top election officials have said they can't guarantee the vote will be credible. The elections were taking place amid fears of intimidation and violence.