Irwin Cox

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Apr 4th, 2013
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By Justin Willis In discussing the elections at the Kenyan coast, I want to make two, perhaps contradictory, points. The first is that the coast has its own particular dynamics, which must be appreciated to understand the nature of elections there. The second is that events at the coast help us to un...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Some people who have been selectively funding some groups of Zimbabwean politicians may feel good about themselves, but they have done nothing good for us ordinary Zimbabweans. They have just been worsening the problem of crony politics and corruption that is bedeviling Zimbabwe. They have been thoro...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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It used to be we were only afraid of the state and its capacity for illegitimate violence. We blamed politicians, not opinions, for inciting tribal clashes. It was the government, not citizens, which gagged the press or forbade dissent. No more. Welcome to the Republic of Fear. Where terror rules and...
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Mar 18th, 2013
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By George Kegoro* Now that the country has completed the general elections for 2013, which ended with the declaration of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta as the fourth president of Kenya, it is useful to reflect on the whole electoral process in perspective. The country must be relieved that large scale violence, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2013
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By Solomon Ayele Dersso Kenya too much of the lessons of 2007/2008 to heart. First, the institutions and processes for conducting the election were thoroughly followed to deliver a free and fair election. Second, the processes of voter registration, balloting, tabulation, transmission of results were...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2013
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13: 12 With 226 constituencies reporting: Kenyatta 4,867,683; Odinga 4,335,488. Rejected votes 94.020. 13:10 Kenyatta 4,849,194; Odinga 4,323,153. 225/291 constituencies have filed returns. 13:00 Amani coalition presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi (right) addressed a press conference in Nairobi w...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 7th, 2013
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IEBC officials insist data has to be verified after they received numerous complaints on the vote tallying The official announcement of results for the already tallied votes in Machakos County has been suspended until verification is done. The decision was taken due to massive complaints of malpracti...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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Vote a test of Kenya’s damaged democratic credentials * Neighbours, Western donors anxious for peaceful poll * Results to be electronically transmitted to election body * Each polling station count to be publicly displayed By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, March 3 (Reuters) – Kenya has rolled o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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Zambia’s former president says he is confident Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will organize a peaceful and credible election, despite reports of escalating tensions before Monday’s vote. Rupiah Banda is leading the U.S.-based Carter Center poll observers. He says...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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Five years ago, over 500,000 people were displaced and more than 1,500 killed in post-election violence in Kenya. Now, NGOs are working to manage humanitarian situation ahead of the country’s next election this Monday, writes Ivy Ndiewo. WITH LESS THAN a week before the first election under Kenya’s n...