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Carter Centre: Kenya polls were a setback for democracy

Kenya's 2017 elections were a setback to this East African country's democratic development, the Carter Centre has said.

Liberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed the Nov. 7 presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud.

Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results on Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first provisional results.

Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote

Liberians turned out in force on Tuesday to choose a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest set to complete the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Observers under fire for ‘rubber stamping’ Kenya vote

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya's election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run next month.

Enugu govt, Carter Centre to eradicate river blindness

The Director, Public Health Services in Enugu State, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, on Thursday said the state government and Carter Centre had commenced distribution of free drugs to victims of river blindness and elephantiasis in the state.

US rejects allegations of supporting a candidate in Kenya’s polls

The United States has rejected allegations on social media saying it supported the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta to avert violence in the country.

UK, US appeal for patience in Kenya amid poll anxiety

Britain and the United States on Friday appealed to Kenyans to remain patient as the electoral body verify the results and investigate reports of fraud.

Observers have not helped Kenyans – Odinga

Kenya’s main opposition candidate Raila Odinga broke his rule of not speaking till after declaration of results by telling foreign media that election observer missions have confounded the election dispute.

Kenya EC warns opposition over victory claims

Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal.

John Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has stepped into the Kenyan election controversy with an impassioned plea to opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay within the law when protesting against the results.

Jittery Kenya awaits final election results after disputed poll

A jittery Kenya awaits final poll results Thursday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people in election-related violence.


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