Lundi 22 Mai 2017
(Voice of America 15/05/13)
NAIROBI — Riot police in Kenya fired teargas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse more than 200 demonstrators gathered outside parliament to protest a push by legislators to raise their salaries, as the national economy struggles. Kenyan protesters denounced newly-elected members of parliament for burdening ordinary citizens by asking for a pay raise before taking up important legislative work. Demonstrators poured animal blood at the gate of the parliament building and brought dozens of pigs to feed on the blood, symbolizing the greed of the Kenyan lawmakers. One protester, Fredrick Odol, said if the lawmakers are not satisfied with what they are paid they should resign. “I am demonstrating basically because we are refusing hefty payment to the parliamentarians," said...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
( 08/03/13)
Uhuru Kenyatta dispose d'une légère avance qui pourrait lui assurer une victoire dès le premier tour de l'élection présidentielle au Kenya, dont les résultats définitifs sont attendus dans la journée de vendredi. D'après le décompte fourni par la commission électorale vendredi matin, sur 9 325 451 bulletins dépouillés dans 213 des 291 circonscriptions du pays, Uhuru Kenyatta menait avec 4 701 787 voix (50,4 %) contre 4 037 327 voix (43,3 %) pour le premier ministre sortant, Raila Odinga. La participation a atteint 70 % des 14,3 millions d'électeurs. Ce score, s'il se maintenait, permettrait à M. Kenyatta de franchir d'un cheveu la barre de 50 % des votants, requise pour une victoire au 1er tour. Mais les résultats de...
(AL Jazeera 07/03/13)
Running mate of PM and presidential candidate Raila Odinga says vote counting should be halted, raising tensions. The party of one of Kenya's leading presidential candidates has alleged vote-rigging and demanded that the count be halted, bringing further complications to the country's elections. The accusations by Prime Minister Raila Odinga's running mate on Thursday came a day after rival Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta protested against the inclusion of spoiled ballots in the vote count, a process that could increase the chances of a second round runoff. "We have evidence that the results we have received have been doctored," said Kalonzo Musyoka, who is also vice president, adding that in some cases "total votes cast exceeds the actual number of...
(BBC News Africa 05/03/13)
Kenyans are awaiting results in their country's presidential election, after millions cast their votes on Monday. With about a third of polling stations reporting, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta held an early lead over his main rival, PM Raila Odinga. The head of the electoral commission emphasised these were provisional figures and urged Kenyans to wait patiently for the final outcome. In 2007, more than 1,000 people were killed in post-election violence. Clashes broke out after Mr Odinga claimed he had been cheated of victory by supporters of President Mwai Kibaki. Violence has also marred the current election, with at least 19 people killed on Monday - mainly in coastal attacks attributed to separatists. The media urged Kenyans to put...
(The African Independent 26/02/13)
The coming elections in Kenya have caused major consternation in London amid fear that the outcome may unravel key British strategy in east Africa. Uhuru Kenyatta, the candidate running neck and neck with his main opponent in the polls, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and the UK’s position is that it will have nothing but the most “essential” contact with someone in that position. If Mr Kenyatta, the son of the first leader of independent Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, is sworn in as president on the scheduled date of 10th April, his first official act would be to appear to face charges in The Hague the following day. He will be accompanied by his...

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