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Latest update : 2017-09-05

Kenya Goes Back to the Polls: Landmark Ruling, Renewed Uncertainty

It's a landmark decision for Africa, but will Kenya's do-over of its presidential election be any freer or fairer? The Supreme Court has annulled the August 8 result, sparking cheers among opposition supporters and blushes for international observers who had validated the election. With Kenya haunted by the spectre of 2007's post-electoral violence, will this East African giant come out weaker or stronger from this challenge?

Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Marietje SCHAAKE

Head of EU observer mission in Kenya

Patrick SMITH

Editor in Chief, The Africa Report

Roland MARCHAL

Senior fellow at CNRS, Horn of Africa Specialist

Nanjala NYABOLA

Writer and political analyst

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As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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2017-09-11 Cuba

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

Now that Irma's weakening, what about next time? As the floodwaters recede, the cost continues to rise. While local communities have started investing in better storm preparation...

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