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Kenya blast injures at least 28, 4 criticallyupdated: Mon May 28 2012 10:19:00

At least 28 people were injured Monday, four of them critically, in an explosion in downtown Nairobi, according to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Kenya PM: Sudan conflict threatens world oil pricesupdated: Mon May 21 2012 05:02:00

The spiraling conflict between Sudan and South Sudan poses a threat to world oil prices, the prime minister of neighboring Kenya has warned.

Kenya sets March 2013 election dateupdated: Sat Mar 17 2012 07:31:00

Kenya will hold a general election on March 4 next year, the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Issak Hassan announced Saturday.

Security Council OKs more troops for Ivory Coastupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 10:53:00

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to send 2,000 additional troops to Ivory Coast, bringing the total mission there to more than 11,000 troops and police.

U.N. asking for more peacekeepers for Ivory Coastupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:08:00

Ivory Coast's diplomatic squabble centered Wednesday on a siege laid to a posh waterfront hotel where the president-elect has been holed up under the protection of United Nations peacekeepers.

AU envoy warns Ivory Coast's Gbagboupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 17:20:00

Kenya's prime minister headed to Ivory Coast on Sunday with a warning for the country's self-proclaimed president, urging him to step down or face military intervention by his neighbors.

Gay, lesbian groups criticize Kenyan leader's remarksupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 08:39:00

Supporters and members of the gay and lesbian community in Kenya blasted the country's prime minister Monday after he said anyone engaging in homosexual activity should be arrested.

Top ICC prosecutor in Kenya to probe post-poll violenceupdated: Sat May 08 2010 08:21:00

The top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court arrived in Kenya on Saturday to investigate post-election violence that left more than 1,000 people dead more than two years ago.

Annan urged to intervene in Kenyan disputeupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 07:29:00

Kenya's prime minister on Monday urged former U.N. chief Kofi Annan to intervene in a dispute with the nation's president over the suspension of two Cabinet members.

Sex-starved Kenyan sues over boycottupdated: Sat May 09 2009 04:08:00

A Kenyan man has sued activists who called on women to boycott sex to protest the growing divide in the nation's coalition government.

Kenyan women ban sex over political reformupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 08:46:00

The fight for political reform in Kenya has moved into an unlikely venue -- the nation's bedrooms.

Ban Ki-moon in Davosupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 23:41:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about call for international aid.

Iran: Ready to work with Obamaupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 23:41:00

Tehran stood ready to work with U.S. President Barack Obama to establish better relations with Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told a CNN-hosted panel at the World Economic Forum.

Zimbabwe: West caused cholera crisisupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 16:27:00

A Zimbabwean government spokesman on Tuesday claimed "the cholera situation is under control" and argued the West not only caused the health crisis but is using it as an excuse for military intervention.

Time.com: Corsi in Kenya: Obama's Nation Boots Obama Nation Authorupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 14:00:00

Kenyan officials found bureaucratic reasons to throw controversial writer Jerome Corsi out of their country

Kenya's finance minister resigns over scandalupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 14:28:00

Kenya's finance minister has resigned after being named in a corruption scandal that threatened to damage the nation's fragile new unity government, Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced.

Thousands remain displaced months after Kenyan violenceupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 14:06:00

The thought of going home terrifies Sarafina Nyambura.

Kenya displaced stay in campsupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 14:06:00

The Kenyan government is removing people from displaced camps. CNN's David McKenzie finds many who want to stay.

Time.com: Can Kenyan Power-Share Plan Work?updated: Mon Apr 14 2008 15:00:00

Recovering from bloody ethnic strife, the country's rivals agree to a pricey joint government -- even if power-sharing didn't work the last time

Odinga named PM in Kenyaupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 02:03:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on a new power-sharing deal between the Kenyan government and opposition leaders.

Kenyan president taps rival as PMupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 02:03:00

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki tapped opposition leader Raila Odinga as prime minister, sealing the long-awaited power-sharing deal aimed at settling a dispute over the December elections that led to widespread violence.

Kenya fires setupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 05:20:00

Delays in Kenya's power-sharing agreement have brought angry youths to set fires.

Kenya warned by U.S. over Cabinet rowupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 05:20:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged Kenya's government and opposition party to agree on the composition of their coalition Cabinet after the two sides suspended talks on power-sharing.

Time.com: Breakdown in Kenya Coalition Talksupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 17:00:00

Political uncertainty threatens new chaos as government and opposition fail to agree on power sharing

Kenya opposition supporters clash with policeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 16:26:00

Supporters of the opposition party clashed with police Tuesday after the party suspended talks with the government over power-sharing.

Kenya Parliament takes step toward power-sharing dealupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 13:02:00

Kenyan lawmakers took another step Tuesday toward approving a power-sharing deal to end the country's deadly political crisis, one day after reports the army used heavy firepower to crack down on a group linked to bloody land clashes.

Kenyan president pushes peace dealupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 10:40:00

President Mwai Kibaki urged the Kenyan parliament Thursday to pass into law a power-sharing deal reached last week aimed at ending the violence that followed the country's disputed presidential election in December.

Time.com: Peace and Poison Arrows in Kenyaupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 12:45:00

The warring factions may have agreed to form a coalition but the tribes of Kenya have learned to fight -- and to make weapons to protect themselves

Kenyan leaders sign dealupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 11:04:00

Kenyan leaders sign a deal to end the country's bloody political crisis. CNN's David McKenzie reports

Kenya dealupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 23:38:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on word of a deal to end the political crisis in Kenya.

Kenya power deal 'on the right track'updated: Thu Feb 28 2008 23:38:00

Kenya's new power-sharing deal is a "critical step toward the legitimate government of the country," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer said Thursday, pledging the United States would keep the parties "on the right track."

Time.com: Will the Peace Deal Stick in Kenya?updated: Thu Feb 28 2008 14:35:00

A hard-won agreement to form a coalition between bitter rivals is a huge step toward stability. But several hurdles remain

Opposition leader in Kenya delays protests updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 08:13:00

Kenya's opposition leader Wednesday called off mass demonstrations that his supporters had threatened to hold the next day.

Annan suspends talksupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:09:00

Kofi Annan has suspended talks between the Kenyan government and opposition leaders. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Annan suspends Kenya's post-election talksupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:09:00

Former U.N. Secretary-General and chief mediator Kofi Annan on Tuesday suspended talks to end Kenya's violent post-election crisis.

Time.com: Opposition Leader Leaves Kenyaupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 10:00:00

Kenya's opposition leader unexpectedly left the country Friday, a day after government negotiators and their rivals edged toward a power-sharing deal

Kenya's opposition threatens mass protestsupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 09:10:00

Kenya's opposition party says it will embark on a "mass civil disobedience campaign next week" if its demands aren't met in the intensive negotiations aimed at defusing the political crisis in the tense East African nation.

Negotiators near deal to stop Kenya violenceupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 12:52:00

Feuding Kenyan political parties are close to a deal that could help end recent post-election violence, according to mediators in the settlement talks.

Time.com: A Political Compromise in Kenya? updated: Fri Feb 08 2008 15:55:00

Leaders on both sides of a contested election move toward a new deal, but the impact of weeks of bloodshed may be more difficult to resolve

Kenya opposition: We need helpupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 06:24:00

Two days after reaching a plan with the Kenyan government to end violence that has wracked the country for more than a month, the opposition party asked both the United Nations and the African Union to send in peacekeepers.

Kenya sides reach peace dealupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 03:43:00

The Kenyan government and its main opposition group have reached a four-point plan to end violence that has wracked the country for more than a month, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced at a news conference Friday.

Breakthrough in Kenya talksupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 03:43:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Kenya, where a deal has been reached through talks mediated by Kofi Annan.

Time.com: Kenya: In Diplomatic Intensive Careupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 14:00:00

Some of the world's most prominent diplomats are in Kenya trying to prevent an all-out ethnic war from plunging east Africa's most important economy into chaos

'Ethnic cleansing' in Kenya - envoyupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 08:36:00

An American diplomat has described the violence in Kenya's Rift Valley as "clear ethnic cleansing" aimed at chasing out members of the Kikuyu tribe who are loyal to President Mwai Kibaki.

Time.com: A New Burst of Killings in Kenyaupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 13:00:00

As Kofi Annan tries to mediate a settlement, a political assassination and tribal violence exacerbate the crisis

Ethnic hatred fuels more Kenya violenceupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 02:09:00

Ethnic fighting once again engulfed Kenya's western Rift Valley on Sunday as witnesses and Red Cross officials reported brutal attacks by members of President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe on other ethnic groups.

Kenyan rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talksupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 23:13:00

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga met Thursday for the first time since last month's bitterly disputed election, under the auspices of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Time.com: Kenyan Rivals Meet Amid Violenceupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 12:00:00

Kenya's president and its main opposition leader met Thursday for the first time since the disputed Dec. 27 presidential vote sparked nationwide violence that left hundreds dead

Kenyan prayer march hit by tear gasupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 18:15:00

Tear gas was fired Wednesday on people taking part in a prayer march sparking more post-election violence in the Kenyan capital.

Kenya's humanitarian crisisupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 14:25:00

ITN's Lucy Hannon reports from the Ugandan border where Kenyans are seeking refuge from the fighting.

Annan set for Kenyan crisis talksupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 07:18:00

Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetang'ula said hopes were high that former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan can start a dialogue to help resolve Kenya's political crisis.

Renewed ethnic clashes hit Kenyaupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 12:03:00

Diplomatic efforts to solve the violent fallout from Kenya's disputed elections continued over the weekend with a visit from the European Union's development commissioner Louis Michel, who met with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenya clashesupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 18:36:00

Opposition protesters clash with security forces for the third consecutive day in Kenya. CNN's Martin Seemungal reports.

Time.com: Kenya's Protests: A Moment of Truth?updated: Thu Jan 17 2008 13:00:00

The opposition calls its supporters into the street and the government comes down hard -- but there are also signs the anger may be waning

Kenyan protests provoke violenceupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 03:28:00

Running battles erupted across Kenya on Wednesday after the country's opposition leader called for three days of nationwide protests against the outcome of last month's presidential elections.

Journalists in the crossfireupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 03:28:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports she was among a group of journalists fired on by Kenyan police.

Calls for calm in Kenyaupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 03:28:00

A lot of talk, but little action from international institutions in stopping Kenyan violence. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.

Kenya opposition wins two votesupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 23:59:00

Kenya's opposition party struck a significant blow against the government as its candidates were elected as the house speaker of parliament and deputy speaker in the third round of voting Tuesday.

Opposition won't back downupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 23:26:00

Kenya's opposition leader refuses to back down. CNN's Zain Verjee speaks with him at his Nairobi home.

Kenyan opposition refuses to budgeupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 23:26:00

Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday his Orange Democratic Movement members plan to sit on the government side of parliament when it reconvenes Tuesday.

Kenya faces further violent clashesupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 10:17:00

Kenya's opposition party has called for mass protests and rallies next week, a spokesman told CNN on Friday, raising the prospect of further bloodshed in what has long been one of East Africa's most stable and economically-developed nations.

Turmoil in Kenyaupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 22:10:00

Reports of people being burned and hacked are widespread in Kenya, as ITN's Martin Geissler reports.

Kenya leaders agree to talkupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 04:54:00

A U.S. envoy trying to quell Kenya's post-election tensions has persuaded the president and the opposition leader to sit down and address vote-counting irregularities and the ensuing violence in which nearly 500 people have been killed.

Close-up view of Kenya crisisupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 04:54:00

CNN's Zain Verjee, a native Kenyan, looks at the effect the violence there is having on the country's citizens.

Time.com: Kenyan Politicos Make Concessionsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 16:00:00

Kenya's president and his chief rival made key concessions Monday to end their election dispute, calling off protests and agreeing to talks under U.S. pressure

Machete-attack survivor: I thought I was deadupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:10:00

Lying in a hospital bed in this rural hub of Kenya's Rift Valley, a man describes surviving two machete wounds to his head and multiple slashes to his hands. He says he was attacked by people who now live by the rules of tribalism.

Despair reigns in Kenyaupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:10:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports on the horror and despair of those at a refugee camp in rural Kenya.

Kibaki hints at power-sharing dealupdated: Sat Jan 05 2008 13:47:00

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki appeared to offer a way out of a stalemate with the opposition over disputed elections, announcing Saturday he was ready to form a government of national unity, a government spokesman said.

Peacemaker Tutu slams Kenya eliteupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 16:31:00

Archbishop Desmond Tutu rounded on Kenya's ruling elite Friday, saying its people are sick of the corruption that has plagued the nation.

Tutu slams Kenyan corruptionupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 16:31:00

Nobel peace prize laureate Desmond Tutu criticizes Kenya's elite as he tries to mediate an end to violent protests.

Opposition plans rally in Nairobiupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 00:36:00

A massive rally in protest of President Mwai Kibaki's re-election was planned for Friday, one day after the nation's attorney general called for a recount and an independent investigation into the country's disputed election.

Time.com: Kenya: A Fight to the Death?updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 13:00:00

The violence in the once-model east African nation is exacerbated by the personal enmity between the President and his main rival

Kenya braces for banned marchupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 03:34:00

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Ondinga vowed to go ahead with a banned "million man" protest rally in Nairobi Thursday, setting the stage for further clashes between security forces and Odinga's supporters, the Associated Press reported.

Insight into Kenyan turmoilupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 03:34:00

John Barkan of the Center for Strategic and Intl. Studies offers a look at the political and ethnic tensions in Kenya.

New doubts over flawed Kenyan vote updated: Wed Jan 02 2008 18:05:00

Post-election violence in Kenya brought international pleas for calm Wednesday amid mounting concerns over the legitimacy of President Mwai Kibaki's narrow victory in last week's vote.

Time.com: Kenya on the Verge of a Showdownupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 12:00:00

The opposition is protesting to demand that the President admit electoral defeat, sparking fears of more violence

Tribal bonds color Kenyan politicsupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 09:14:00

Kenya has enjoyed a reputation as one of East Africa's most stable nations since achieving independence from the UK in 1963.

Time.com: A Massacre in a Kenyan Churchupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 16:00:00

A nightmarish church burning becomes an echo of the horrors of Rwanda. Will Kenya recover from its controversial election?

More than 120 killed in Kenya election violenceupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 23:26:00

One of the most stable nations in East Africa descended further into chaos Monday after a disputed election triggered violence that has killed at least 124 people.

Kenya president narrows poll gapupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 11:08:00

The result of Kenya's election looked set for a dramatic climax as the country's electoral commission said Saturday that incumbent president Mwai Kibaki was closing the gap on opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenyans vote in tight raceupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 11:08:00

Kenyans go to the polls in an election that might throw out the incumbent president, CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Kenyans count votes in tight raceupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 05:37:00

Kenyan election officials were counting votes Friday as results continued to trickle in from the provinces in the country's tight presidential and legislative race.

Kenyans head to polls for presidential voteupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 07:29:00

Kenyans were voting Thursday in tight presidential and legislative elections which could see an incumbent leader voted out of office for the first time since the country's independence.

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