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In Kenya, the biggest election winner is peace | GlobalPost

NAIROBI — Acceptance, conciliatory speeches and promises of legal action marked the end of a hard-fought election in Kenya on Saturday, amid hopes the peaceful polls might draw a line under the ethnic violence that has defined Kenyan politics for two decades. Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president elect, scraping over the threshold for an outright win by just a few ...

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Kenya peace project puts focus on talk and trust ahead of elections | Clar Ni Chonghaile, guardian.co.uk, The Huffington Post

Power of good … Selline Korir, director of the Kenya Tuna Uwezo project, sits in front of a banner during a peace caravan. Photograph: Global Communities

In a dim, mud-walled hall in a Nairobi slum, about 50 people from the local community have come to meet their new chief; a demure, petite lady in a white jacket with black piping. Around the edges of the room, young men, some wearing caps at rakish angles, stand silently. These are the men Selline Korir, a peace activist, has ...

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As peace expands, Somalia gov’t asks U.N. to let it import weapons for military | The Washington Post

NAIROBI, Kenya — Should Somalia’s fledgling government be allowed to import weapons to arm its nascent military? With areas under government control increasing and the threat from al-Shabab militants decreasing, that’s the question being put to the U.N. Security Council. The African Union this week appealed to the council to allow arms and other military equipment into the country to ...

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Politics of War Crimes Trials Under Spotlight | Inter Press Service

Ten years after the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its doors in The Hague, the United Nations Security Council held its first open discussion on the role of the court, with some nations reiterating complaints that its docket is highly politicised and has unfairly singled out African nations for censure. The ICC is the only permanent international court with a mandate to prosecute individuals accused of the most heinous crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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