Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Hong Kong protesters use Firechat to evade censorship

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

US media reacts to ebola scare

Read more

DEBATE

How to Stop Ebola: Center for Disease Control Confirms First Case of Virus in US (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

How to Stop Ebola: Center for Disease Control Confirms First Case of Virus in US

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

I will support Hillary Clinton, will.i.am tells France 24

Read more

FOCUS

Germany: Spread of radical Islam propaganda sparks concerns

Read more

ENCORE!

Corrie Nielsen: Up and Coming Talent at Paris Fashion Week

Read more

FACE-OFF

French Senate election: A new blow for Hollande

Read more

ENCORE!

Encore's Film Show: Julie Gayet, Denzel Washington, and cartoon madness

Read more

Odinga ready for dialogue

Latest update : 2008-01-28

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced Sunday that he is ready to begin a 'dialogue' to bring his nation out of the bloodshed that followed the controversial reelection of President Mwai Kibaki. (Report: A.Yeoh)

EU Development Commissioner Louis Michel arrived in Kenya on Saturday for talks with re-elected President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, officials said.

Michel was due to spend the day in the Kenyan capital.

At noon he was having talks with Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula, the spokeswoman for the European Commission's delegation in Nairobi, Wairimu Njuguna, told AFP.

In the afternoon, he was scheduled to have separate meetings with Kibaki and Odinga, she told AFP.

She said Michel would give a press conference at 1600 GMT.

On Thursday members of the European Parliament called for a freeze in EU aid to Kenya until the current political crisis is resolved.

More than 700 people have been killed in Kenya in unrest following presidential elections on December 27 which Odinga says were rigged.

Date created : 2008-01-20

COMMENT(S)