As Kenya’s election date draws closer, the two leading presidential candidates, William Ruto and Raila Odinga, are promising Kenyans the world. ... Even so, from a weakened economy to affordable healthcare, can either one of the top candidates realistically follow through on their electoral pledges? We look at the top seven issues facing the two men.
On that day, alongside Minister Camara, a dozen soldiers sat around the table, responding to a summons from General Gamou. A member of the Imghad Tuareg Self-Defence Group and Allies (Gatia), of which Gamou is said to be the leader, tells the story: “Breaking the heavy silence in the room, the general, who had just returned from Gao, said to the crowd: ‘Am I the traitor? If that’s what you think, let’s go to the field and you’ll see which side I’m going to shoot at.’”