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Kenyan Opposition Leader Raila Odinga ‘Sworn in’ as People’s President

Kenya has now two men who call themselves the country’s president. How did this happen?

“I, Raila Omolo Odinga, do swear that I will protect the nation as people’s president, so help me God,” Odinga said as he takes a symbolic oath of office, at Uhuru Park, in a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

In a ceremony that Kenya’s government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as “the people’s president” during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new term after months of deadly election turmoil. Continue reading Kenyan Opposition Leader Raila Odinga ‘Sworn in’ as People’s President

Corruption to Mar Somalia Presidential Vote

Amid huge cases of corruption, Somalia prepares itself for Wednesday’s presidential elections. But is this really an election?

Massive corruption is taking place in Somalia ahead of tomorrow’s presidential election, with candidates giving large sums of cash and gifts to lawmakers to secure their votes.

By Mohamed Olad Hassan | VOA News,

Election observers in Somalia say corruption is running rampant ahead of Wednesday’s presidential election, with candidates giving gifts and large sums of cash to lawmakers to secure their votes.

Twenty-three candidates are challenging incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who is seeking a second four-year term as leader of the Horn of Africa nation. The president will be elected by members of the parliament, who were elected last year. Continue reading Corruption to Mar Somalia Presidential Vote

Sudan’s President to Step Down in 2015

“I’ll stand down as president in 2015”

By Sudan Tribune,

Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has reiterated his intention to step at the end of his term in 2015, saying Sudan is in need of “fresh blood”.

In an interview with Qatar’s Al Shraq newspaper due to be published on Wednesday, Bashir said deliberations were now underway within the National Congress Party (NCP) to select a new presidential candidate for the next general elections.

He said the new leader will be named at NCP’s general convention next year.

Elections will be held in two years and this gives them sufficient time to choose their candidate, God willing,” he said.  Continue reading Sudan’s President to Step Down in 2015