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Why courts can’t save democracy in Africa

Recent judgments in Kenya and Malawi are encouraging. But democratic reform is impossible unless presidents and electoral commissions play their part

Discrediting elections: Why the opposition playbook carries risks

By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively

Kenyan broadcasters back on air after government block

The NTV and KTN channels were both accessible on Monday, but two others - Citizen TV and Inooro TV - remained blocked

We’re complicit in our own exploitation

"We are failing to put the blame squarely where it belongs: on our political leaders, our business leaders and ourselves".

Kenyatta wins disputed poll re-run with more than 98% of the vote

The election re-run turnout was just 38.84%.

Fear lies beneath the facade of day-to-day life in Kenya

Kenyans are scared, but also resilient.

Election fracas tests a tense Kenya

Kenya's preparation for new presidential elections changed as opposition leader Raila Odinga and his party dropped out of the race.

Letters to the editor: October 13 to 19 2017

Readers write in about the the DA's unwillingness to march for Muslim women, the Kenyan elections and SAPS explains why they need the SANDF.

Violence erupts in Kenya over new election law

Kenyan police fired tear gas at protesters a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the election race.

Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the Kenyan election rerun?

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced that he would not stand in a court-ordered rerun of August's presidential election.

Kenya opposition protests as poll body mulls next step

Kenya still has grim memories of the perils of post-election violence, with a disputed 2007 poll sparking politically-motivated clashes.

​Raila Odinga: Why we pulled out of Kenya’s presidential election

The following is an extract from a statement released by Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance on Tuesday, 10 October.

Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go

African democracies are embracing electronic voting far more confidently than the West.

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

Democracy doesn't seem to work within societies governed by politics of ethnicity.

Can Kenya fix its broken politics?

After the recent poll result was annulled, some are asking whether a new solution is needed for unity

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