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Kenyan opposition warns of vote rigging in August election

Africa | Newly amended law gives government the right to conduct easily manipulated manual vote tally
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/10/17, 10:25 am

Kenya’s opposition coalition has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of plotting to rig the upcoming presidential election after he approved a law that will allow an alternative voting system if the electronic system fails. The opposition warns the new law leaves room for manual voting, which would make it easy to rig the election.

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Kenya accuses U.S., others of election interference

Kenya | Government closes U.S.–backed voter preparedness project
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/21/16, 11:40 am

The Kenyan government has shut down a U.S.–funded voter education program and the nonprofit in charge of the program. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta last week accused the international community of interfering in the country’s political sphere as the August presidential elections draw nearer.

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Globe Trot: Aleppo reveals a deadly ‘high-minded and cold-hearted’ U.S. policy

International | United States called ‘a bystander to the greatest atrocity of our time’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/16/16, 12:50 pm

SYRIA: Convoys of evacuees from eastern Aleppo have again been halted today, reportedly after an explosion at a checkpoint. There also are reports of a bombing in Damascus.

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