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We Vowed Never Again.

After the 2007 elections in Kenya the disputed outcome resulted in protests, which quickly spun out of control, causing the deaths of more than 1,300 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands others. 1,296 more words

Politics

Kenyan police fire tear gas at pro-opposition youths in Kisumu on election day

Reuters

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police fired tear gas on Thursday to disperse groups of stone-throwing young men in Kisumu, an opposition stronghold where polling stations have failed to open for the re-run of a presidential election, a Reuters witness said. 62 more words

Kenya

Burning barricades mark start of Kenya election re-run -- "No security to deliver ballot boxes" -- "People fail to show up for work"

By Maggie Fick

 

 An opposition supporter gestures in front of a burned barricade in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Polling stations in Kenyan opposition strongholds were shuttered on Thursday and youths burnt street barricades, heeding an election boycott set to hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta, but with a mandate compromised by low turnout and procedural flaws. 707 more words

Kenya

Rohingya crisis: This is what genocide looks like

The world is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The latest UN figures show a staggering 370,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 25. 204 more words

Why are "peaceful" Buddhists unleashing violence on Muslims in Myanmar?

It’s said that Hinduism is a rotten system and Buddhism is the way to fight all oppression. That Hinduism has abhorrent practices and doctrines is undeniable! 382 more words