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  • Obama Heads to a Kenya in Turmoil on His First Visit to the Country as President

    07/23/2015 10:52:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    vice ^ | 7-23-2015 | Jacob Kushner
    Millions of Kenyans are celebrating the long-awaited return of Barack Obama, who on Friday will visit his father's homeland for the first time as president to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Obama's visit will focus on economic development and counterterrorism efforts within the country against the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, but it comes amid widespread abuse by Kenyan security forces of Muslims, refugees, and journalists. This has raised worries among rights advocates that he risks lending undue legitimacy to one of Africa's more unscrupulous regimes. Similar concerns have been voiced about a presidential trip to Ethiopia that...
  • Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

    05/03/2015 7:50:26 PM PDT · by jonatron · 18 replies
    New 24 ^ | 2015-05-03 | Staff
    Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security co-operation and ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country. The trip to the east African nation is the first high-level visit since 2012, and comes after a year of tensions surrounding Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta being charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The ICC has since abandoned the case against Kenyatta over his role in the 2007-2008 post-election violence, citing a lack of evidence and Kenya's failure to cooperate - somewhat removing Kenyatta's...
  • Kenya President Signs Polygamy Legalization Bill Into Law Despite Christian Opposition

    04/30/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2014 | BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
    Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta officially signed into law a bill legalizing polygamy, giving men the right to marry numerous women without consulting their other brides. The bill has faced opposition by the country's Christian leaders, who criticize it for not respecting women or marriage. "Marriage is the voluntary union of a man and a woman, whether in a monogamous or polygamous union," Kenyatta said in a statement on Tuesday, AFP reported. Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki, from the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), which represents more than 40 church and Christian organizations from across the east African nation,has said, however,...
  • Kenya moves to leave international court

    09/05/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 2013 12:11 PM ED | Jason Straziuso and Tom Odula
    Kenya’s parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country’s president and deputy president face trial at The Hague for allegedly orchestrating post-election violence more than five years ago. Citing the fact that the United States and other world powers are not members, the majority leader of Kenya’s parliament on Thursday argued that Kenya should withdraw from the statute that created the ICC. … The Kenyan debate is a reaction to the start next week of the trial at The Hague of Deputy President William Ruto. Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta face...
  • 14 Arrested After Large Disturbance Of Teens Gathers In Center City Philadelphia

    04/10/2013 9:37:33 PM PDT · by mykroar · 29 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 4/9/2013 | Todd Quinones, Tim Jimenez
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It happened again. As soon as the warm weather hit, a large group of students in Center City caused a ruckus, endangered themselves, police and pedestrians. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 10 juveniles with Conspiracy, Obstructing Highways, Failure to Disperse and Disorderly Conduct. All 10 defendants are scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday at the Youth Studies Center in Philadelphia. Four other teens were also arrested by Philadelphia Police on Tuesday evening, and they are currently being processed by police. According to authorities, 11 males and three females were arrested. All of them are teens.
  • Kenya election: Tense wait for Kenyatta and Odinga

    03/08/2013 6:04:19 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 March 2013 Last updated at 07:34 ET
    Kenya's presidential rivals are still waiting for the results of Monday's election, as a vote count beset by glitches enters a fourth day. With 80% of constituencies declared, Uhuru Kenyatta has a clear lead, with just under 50% of the vote. If he fails to secure more than 50%, he will face a run-off vote against his rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Mr Kenyatta is due to face trial in The Hague in July for crimes against humanity. He is accused of fuelling communal violence after the 2007 election that saw more than 1,000 people killed and 600,000 forced from...
  • Kenyan leaders to stand trial on human rights violations ('07 election; was Hussein there?)

    01/24/2012 9:58:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/23/12
    Four Kenyan officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, will stand trial on human rights violations that are alleged to have occurred after the 2007 election, the International Criminal Court ruled Monday.
  • New Sherrod Video: Husband of Shirley Sherrod Gave Black Separatist Speech in January 2010

    07/26/2010 10:03:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 119 replies · 4+ views
    Monday, July 26, 2010 | Kristinn
    A new Sherrod video has surfaced, this one of the sainted Shirley Sherrod's husband Charles making a black separatist speech, reportedly given this past January.The video was published by the Riehl World View blog at YouTube today. Like the infamous video of Shirley Sherrod, this video is presented as an excerpt and the precise setting is not given. However, Charles Sherrod's comments are unambiguous in their anti-white, black separatist sentiments.The four-minute-thirty-three-second excerpt, apparently unedited, shows Sherrod talking about the $13 million settlement by the USDA for the racial discrimination lawsuit brought by Sherrod, his wife and their black farmer...
  • Kwame Kenyatta Announces Mayoral Run

    03/15/2009 3:17:13 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies · 1,508+ views
    Click on Detroit ^ | March 15 | Staff
    DETROIT -- Detroit City Council Member Kwame Kenyatta announced Saturday night he will run for mayor. ... "I want to bring a different type of perspective, a different type of spirit, a different type of connection that we haven't seen since the days of Coleman A. Young," he said.
  • Frustration boils over in slums left out of the voted (Kenya Election)

    12/27/2002 10:21:23 PM PST · by twntaipan · 1 replies · 203+ views
    The Guardian ^ | December 28, 2002 | James Astill
    International Association of Machinists Frustration boils over in slums left out of the vote James Astill Saturday December 28, 2002The GuardianPeople from the Nairobi slums who had found their names missing from the electoral roll were pleading for their right to vote yesterday when a private army entered the polling station. "We have come to stop the rigging," announced a ragged man at the head of 300 determined-looking youths in the pay of Raila Odinga, the candidate for the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (Narc) opposition in Kibera. "Do not resist." The returning officer hared off across Old Kibera primary school's...