Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, sparking opposition protests and triggering fears of violence like after the 2007 elections.
An opposition official said information from “confidential sources” showed Odinga had secured victory, contradicting official preliminary results.
Protests erupted after Kenya’s election commission dismissed claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hacking had produced a “fictitious” lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Millions of people head to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday as families stockpile food and water and police prepare emergency first aid kits, fearing the election could descend into violence.
Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.
We must fight our scepticism and indifference because elections continue to be an extremely important component of the continent’s growing democracies.
Thousands of Kenyans started leaving cities before next week’s vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.
A pharmacist, a headmaster, a former hotel manager, several farmers, and the unemployed are running for local offices as independents or members of small parties in Kenya, challenging large-scale, mainstream corruption.
Deputy president William Ruto, the running mate of President Uhuru Kenyatta, was out with his family at the time of the attack in the town of Eldoret.
Kenya’s chief justice warned President Kenyatta not to undermine public confidence in the judiciary after the latter cast doubt on the courts’ integrity on the election trail.
Kenya’s high consumer food prices are worrying because they are unresponsive to the policies pursued. The country needs to address this and improve planning to attain stability.
The string of bombings, all of which were claimed by Somali Islamist insurgents, underscores the difficulty faced by Kenya’s government to secure the country ahead of national elections
Kenya’s progressive 2010 constitution brought improved women’s representation in parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Religious radicalism is an offspring of deprivation, alienation and despair by people who find options for improving their lives increasingly difficult to come by.
While Kenyatta focused on his pet project of increasing investment in the health sector, Modi pushed for a faster process to draw up an action plan on security collaboration.
Aflatoxin, the food contaminant which has left hundreds dead in Kenya, is now being countered by a new product called ‘Aflasafe’.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
Closer examination of the Doing Business Report suggests that the ‘evidence’ it cites is weak and heavily influenced by the experiences of developed countries.
Kenya hosts 434,000 refugees from 21 countries but food rations to more than 400,000 refugees in Kenya have been halved due to severe funding shortages.
Nairobi had vowed to shut Dadaab camp, saying it was being used by Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia, but was criticised by rights groups.
Only 25% of refugees at the Dadaab Camp are willing to return to Somalia, with many expressing concerns about relocation due to ongoing insecurity in that country.
Humans have an innate interest and ability in naming biologically meaningful entities, or species. Taxonomy, then, vies for the title of world’s “oldest profession”.
The African Union has been persuading its member nations to withdraw from the ICC over the court’s alleged institutional bias against Africa and its leaders.
The so-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease have been rising in Africa, but the research on them has not kept pace.
Returning to Somalis is voluntary, with refugees being taken to designated safe areas, Kenya and the UN have said.
A UNHCR report says only half of refugee children have access to primary education and the gap widens with higher education.
Gina Din, the founder and CEO of the Gina Din group, a businesswoman from Kenya, talks about the need for empowering women in Africa.
Two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday, killing 13 and injuring at least 12.
The WHO maintains that canceling the Olympics, or relocating the games, is not going to alter the international spread of Zika. In a world connected by travel and migration, opportunities for the virus to cross borders extend far beyond sporting events.
The Kenyan example illustrates the importance of constitutional guarantees for devolution. But it also shows that devolution is no magic bullet for the problems of corruption and ethnic politics.
The government of Uhuru Kenyatta may wish to reconsider its repeated attacks against NGOs. The country as a whole is likely to benefit if the government softens its stance.
The group often launches gun and bomb attacks on officials, Somali security forces and AMISOM, in a bid to topple the Western-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam on Somalia.
Government critics and Western ambassadors have accused the police of using excessive force and have called for dialogue.
Groups survive in the long term when that description makes sense to enough of the population to buy them tolerance and safe space to operate, plan and grow.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe says trade is the only way to pay for the costs of protecting its 83,000 elephants.
Police in Nairobi fired tear gas at people leaving a rally of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy that was fully authorised and had passed without incident.