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Economy and Employment in Kenya's election

Kenya's flower industry shrugged off political violence in its Rift Valley heartland, drought, and the global recession in 2008/Photo©Reuters Kenya's 2013 presidential candidates have been vociferous on the question of job creation, but how they plan to finance their ambitious plans remains to be seen.

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Kenya's elections: What are the candidates saying - or not - about land?

 

Kenyans on disputed land at the Mau forest in a makeshift village/Photo©Reuters The issue of land has proved contentious in the run-up to Kenya's presidential election. But what are the politicians saying or avoiding?

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Fuel prices skyrocket in Uganda ahead of Kenyan polls

Ugandans are on the edge as neighbouring Kenya inches closer to general elections set for Monday amid concerns of a repeat of political chaos that marred the last polls in 2007.

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Discord over Zimbabwe's referendum date

A constitution lobby group has threatened to sue the Zimbabwean government for not giving citizens enough time to go through a new draft constitution before a referendum.

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Kenya's party time

President Mwai Kibaki assented to a bill for his own retirement package that entitles him to a $300,000 bonus and a monthly pension of $3,000 with extras for homes, cars, international travel, security and domestic staff/Photo©ReutersA hated parliament is seen off in flames as coalitions allocate billions to next campaign.

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Kenya's long walk to free elections

Raila Odinga claimed to have won the presidency in 2007 and has been the frontrunner in the Kibaki succession race ever since/Photo©ReutersThree issues define the race to succeed President Mwai Kibaki.

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Large turn out as Ghana presidential polls open

A ruling party supporter holds up a mock ballot paper for President John Dramani Mahama in Accra ahead of 7 December election. © Gabriela Barnuevo/AP/SIPAA large turnout was recorded at polling stations across Ghana when voting began at 7 AM on Friday in crucial presidential and parliamentary elections.

 

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