Kenya

Opposition supporters rally for presidential candidate Raila Odinga in Nairobi's Uhuru Park on Oct. 25. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Kenya Is Barreling Toward an ‘Illegal’ Election

Kenya’s election crisis deepened after its Supreme Court punted on a decision to delay Thursday’s troubled rerun election.

Supporters of the Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance during a demonstration in Nairobi on Oct. 11. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenya Braces for a Disaster of an Election

Amid unprecedented uncertainty, this week’s rerun presidential vote could get very ugly.

The aftermath of a car bomb in Mogadishu in July (STR/AFP/Getty Images).

Not All Amnesty Deals Are Made the Same

Somalia offered a deal to al-Shabab fighters willing to lay down their arms. Here’s why it didn’t work.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14: Gift Ngoepe of South Africa runs to first base during the World baseball Classic Final match between Australia and South Africa at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 14, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Baseball’s Billion-Person Cactus League

Gift Ngoepe was the first African-born player to make it to the big show. Major League Baseball is betting he won't be the last.

Supporters of Kenya's opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga celebrate in the streets of Mathare slum in Nairobi on Sepetember 1, 2017. x
Kenya's Supreme Court ordered a new presidential election after annulling the results of last month's poll in a shock decision in favour of the opposition. Joyous celebrations erupted outside the court and in Nairobi slums after the second term victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared "invalid, null and void".
 / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

In Unprecedented Reversal, Kenya’s Top Court Throws Out Election Result

International observers were quick to endorse the results of last month's presidential election. Now they're facing uncomfortable questions.

A protesting resident pushes a tyre  - past a sign on the road calling for peace in Swahili -  to add to a burning barricade on a road in Kibera Slum in Nairobi on August 9, 2017, as he takes part with others in protests in the Raila Odinga-led opposition alliance National Super Alliance (NASA) stronhhold in the Kenyan capital following the announcement of national election results. 
Police engaged in running battles with a few hundred protesters in Odinga's bastion Kisumu in western Kenya, firing tear gas as his supporters set tyres alight as burning barricades also went up in Nairobi's Mathare slum as ballots from 94 percent of polling stations counted showed Kenyatta leading with 54.4 percent of the over 14 million ballots tallied against Odinga's 44.7 percent.  / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition Claims Kenya’s Election Was Hacked, Fueling Fears of Unrest

Preliminary results show incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winning easily. But the opposition has rejected the results, raising the specter of post-election violence.

A woman is surrounded by riot police during disturbances in the Dandora district of Nairobi 14 April, 2008.  At least 14 people were killed  in Kenya when police clashed with members of a banned sect who went on the rampage and burned many vehicles after the murder of the wife of their jailed leader. Police said five people were killed in Nairobi, five in the Rift Valley and  four in central Kenya regions, where members of the outlawed Mungiki sect were blocking roads and stoning motorists.     AFP PHOTO / Stringer (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History

More women are running for office than ever before in the East African country, but the backlash has been fierce and bloody.

A man watches a campaign ad that was unleashed on the internet this week in Kenya just weeks before national elections, on July 13, 2017, in Nairobi.
The 90 second video, shot in moody monochrome, presented a dystopia in which Raila Odinga, Kenya's leading opposition candidate, won the August 8 vote and plunged the nation into a violent and inept dictatorship, setting tribes against one another while terrorists run riot. "Stop Raila Save Kenya. The Future of Kenya is in Your Hands," the video concluded. / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA        (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texts, Lies, and Videotape

Will fake news sow chaos during Kenya's election? Or will voters roll their eyes and change the channel?

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Gunfight at the K.C. Corral

Why the Kenyan government won’t do anything to stop attacks on cattle ranchers, including the last remaining white "Kenyan cowboys.”

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This Kenyan Leader Can Bond With Trump Over Claims of ‘Millions’ of Fraudulent Votes

But Raila Odinga seems to have better luck than The Donald in convincing skeptics he was wronged.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  A Donald Trump supporter poses with a gun while attending a rally for Trump on the first day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on July 18, 2016 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in downtown Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The convention runs through July 21.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

For Kenyans Who Survived Post-Election Violence, U.S. Race Feels Like Déjà Vu

Donald Trump says he may not accept the results of Tuesday’s vote. Kenyans know what that looks like – and it’s not pretty.

A Somali trader takes khat, a mild narcotic drug meant for exports to Somalia, out of bags, 21 June 2003 at the small Wilson airport in Nairobi. Kenya has imposed a ban on all flights from the country into war-wracked neighboring Somalia, sources at Nairobi Airport's control tower said 21 June. Kenya has in the past accused Somalia, which has not had a recognised government since dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown in January 1991, of being responsible for the infiltration of arms into the country.     AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA  (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

How Much Does It Cost for Somalia to Ban Khat for a Week? Millions.

During a brief ban on khat trade in Somalia, Kenyan farmers lost millions of dollars.

PINGTANG, CHINA - MAY 07: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of the construction site of a Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) on May 7, 2016 in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province of China. The dish-like telescope, as large as 30 football fields, will be completed in September 2016.

Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?

Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.

ATHENS - AUGUST 24:  Gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya, silver medalist Brimin Kipruto of Kenya (R) and bronze medalist Paul Kipsiele Koech of Kenya celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony of the 3,000 metre steeplechase medal ceremony on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in the Sports Complex in Athens, Greece..  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Kenya’s Cheapskate Olympic Committee Strands its Team in Rio

The Kenyan Olympic Committee organized a disastrous appearance at the Rio games.

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