Daniel Wallis

Uganda leader to extend rule with little challenge

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni already looks set to win re-election in 2011, ensuring stability for the fast-growing economy.

Uganda rebels accuse army of attacks

Uganda rebels accused the Ugandan army on Wednesday of attacking its guerrilla hideouts in the DRC and threatening efforts to resurrect peace talks.

Mugabe arrives to confront critics at summit

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived on Monday at an African Union summit in Egypt where he will confront his critics.

AU: Africa must unite to tackle rising food prices

African states have been urged unite to reduce the impact of soaring food prices that have hit their citizens harder than the rest of the world.

Kenya army accused of torture

Kenyan troops fighting rebels in a remote area are killing and torturing civilians, a medical charity said on Tuesday.

Kenya opposition halts talks, protests flare

Kenya's opposition suspended talks with President Mwai Kibaki's party on Tuesday and police fired tear gas to scatter opposition supporters protesting at deepening deadlock over a power-sharing Cabinet. Kibaki and rival Raila Odinga delayed naming the new Cabinet on Monday after disagreeing over how to share out ministries.

Dismay and prayers in Obama’s Kenyan village

Villagers in Barack Obama's ancestral Kenyan home expressed disappointment on Wednesday as his rival, Hillary Clinton, won key votes to revive her campaign for the White House. Victories for Clinton in Ohio and Texas snapped Obama's winning streak and kept alive the New York senator's campaign to win the Democratic Party nomination.

Deal brings hope that Kenya’s dark chapter is over

Kenyans moved to put one of their country's darkest chapters behind them on Friday after the president and opposition leader agreed to power-sharing aimed at ending a bloody post-election political crisis. President Mwai Kibaki and his rival Raila Odinga signed the deal setting up a coalition government on Thursday.

Africa’s top diplomat pushes Kenya rivals to agree

Africa's top diplomat was meeting Kenya's feuding parties on Friday to push for a deal after the government agreed in principle to create a prime minister's post to help end a deadly post-election crisis. The opposition has demanded a powerful role as executive premier for their candidate, Raila Odinga.

Kenya opposition vows protests if Annan talks fail

Kenya's opposition threatened on Wednesday to resume street protests in a week if talks fail to end a post-election crisis that has killed more than 1 000 people and tarnished the country's reputation for stability. Kenyans and world powers alike have called on President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to agree a deal.

Kenya talks continue, deal remains elusive

Kenya's feuding political parties returned to talks on Wednesday to end a post-election crisis, but remained stuck on how to share power. Kenyans and world powers have called on President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to agree to a deal to halt turmoil that has killed more than 1 000 people,

New violence follows Kenyan leaders’ handshake

A new flare-up of violence shook Kenya on Friday and fresh political recriminations dulled hopes a meeting between the president and opposition leader could resolve a month-long crisis. The local Red Cross said clashes related to a disputed December 27 poll had engulfed areas around the town of Nakuru.

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