Kenyan election: Don’t mention the war

METAL shutters have come down, stocks of food have been run down and tatty bags with clothing for several weeks lie by the side of a road leading out of Nairobi, Kenya’s ethnically mixed capital, to farmland north-west. “We don’t want to be here for the election,” says a 15-year-old boy helping his parents lock up their tin-and-timber home

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Egyptian politics: Grim tidings

More than a storm in a tea kettle EGYPTIANS have reason to fear the domestic news these days. If it is not about events such as a freak ballooning accident that killed 18 tourists, or the death of nine villagers who fell, one after another, into an open manhole, or a plague of locusts sweeping in from the Red Sea, it will surely be about something at least as grim: Egyptian politics

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Kenya: Public Encouraged to Participate in Mock Poll Exercise

[The Star]The IEBC will conduct the simulation of the voting process including counting and transmission of results on today with the aim of raising awareness on how the process will be undertaken. To participate, you must be a registered voter in the polling station per county assembly ward picked for the exercise.

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