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An opposition supporter returns a teargas canister fired by police during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 26, 2017.

Kenya’s disputed election re-run turns violent


At least one person was shot dead Thursday during clashes over Kenya’s re-run election, which has been boycotted by the opposition and shunned by many voters, sparking a crisis that has polarised the east African hub.

Kenya's Deputy President Ruto sits in courtroom before trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. (Photo: REUTERS/Michael Kooren)

The Trial of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto Starts With an Ominous Warning

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Salaries of Heads-of-State Around the World

Global Politics

Kenyans ‘On Stand By,’ Awaiting Supreme Court Ruling on Vote Saturday

Conflict & Justice

Kenyans On Edge As Election Irregularities Mount

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Replanting Kenya

How Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s vision of planting a million trees launched the Green Belt Movement and empowered women across Africa.

Remembering Wangari Maathai

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at the age of 71. We remember her life and accomplishments.

Out Of Africa

One of the activists who came to the Earth Summit 2 conference was Wangari Maathai, the founder of Kenya’s Greenbelt Movement. She has both received awards and prizes for her work, as well as being jailed and beaten in her own country. In New York, she addressed the general assembly, chaired special sessions, and led […]

The World

Nobel Women Urge U.S. to Act on Climate Change

Nobel Peace Laureates Wangari Maathai and Jody Williams speak out about how climate destruction threatens peace and affects women around the world.

A Movement Leader Speaks

Nobel Prize winning environmental leader Wangari Maathai talks about her recent book ?and how colonialism can strip a people of their culture.