Kenya opposition leader slams hotel attackers

2019-01-16 17:00

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says "divisions are what terrorists thrive on" and is appealing for unity following the deadly attack on a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi

Transitional justice: lessons from Kenya on what works, and what doesn’t

2018-08-27 16:11

As transitional justice efforts have become more widespread, their mandates have also become increasingly ambitious, writes The Conversation.

Hugs and apologies between Kenyan political rivals

2018-05-31 15:00

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and their deputies have exchanged hugs and apologies, cementing their pledge to promote unity after a fractious and bloody election.

Rapprochement between two leaders isn’t enough to fix Kenya’s deep divisions

2018-05-10 14:30

Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship, writes The Conversation.

With a handshake, Kenya leaves behind divisive poll

2018-04-10 14:36

It was a handshake that drew a line under Kenya's bruising election, left many people bewildered and swung open the starting gate for the 2022 presidential race.

Kenya President and opposition leader meet to unify country

2018-03-09 19:23

Kenya's president and opposition leader have said they met for talks, months after the presidential elections sparked turmoil as the opposition charged there was electoral fraud.

Kenya court enables return of deported opposition firebrand

2018-02-26 15:07

Kenya's High Court has ordered immigration authorities to allow an outspoken member of the opposition alliance to return to the country, after his deportation earlier this month.

Inquest opens on death of baby in Kenya poll violence

2018-02-17 14:00

An inquest has 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.

'People's president' gambit reignites power struggle as old as Kenya

2018-02-07 15:34

Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up, writes The Conversation.

Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

2018-02-07 06:00

Kenyan police has 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.


Zimbabwe's Chamisa will be arrested if he carries out 'inauguration': minister

2018-09-12 06:11

Zimbabwe's justice minister opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa faces arrest if he has himself "sworn-in" as president this week.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa's planned impeachment, Kenya

2018-06-01 07:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Robert Mugabe's sympathisers are plotting to impeach him, and Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have exchanged hugs and apologies.

Kenyan president signs controversial cyber-crimes law

2018-05-16 15:01

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom.

Kenyatta-Raila pact will only herald real change if promises are followed by action

2018-05-08 15:26

The majority of Kenyans appear to be happy as President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga's pledge to "build bridges", writes The Conversation.

Major Cambridge Analytica role in Kenyan poll denied

2018-03-21 22:55

Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party has denied that Cambridge Analytica had stage-managed the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in highly disputed and deadly 2017 elections.

Kenya President Kenyatta and opposition leader Odinga meet to unify country

2018-03-09 13:49

Kenya's president and opposition leader say they have met for talks, months after the presidential elections sparked turmoil as the opposition charged there was electoral fraud.

Malema describes as 'nonsensical' the manner in which Tsvangirai was denied power by Mugabe in 2008

2018-02-20 14:06

EFF leader Julius Malema has reportedly paid tribute to the late Zimbabwean leader Morgan Tsvangirai, describing as "nonsensical" the manner in which he was denied power by former president Robert Mugabe after winning elections in 2008.

Western envoys urge Kenya opposition to recognise Kenyatta

2018-02-11 13:56

Eleven western envoys, including those from the US and Britain, are urging Kenya's opposition leader to recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's legitimately elected leader.

Kenya deports opposition politician who attended oath event

2018-02-07 12:00

Lawyers and human rights officials say a Kenyan politician who had been arrested for witnessing the "inauguration" of opposition leader Raila Odinga has been deported.

Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

2018-02-06 16:37

Lawyers are demanding that Kenyan police release a politician who has been charged with witnessing last week's mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

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