Kenya deploys troops to Congo to help end decades of bloodshed

Kenya deploys troops to Congo to help end decades of bloodshed

NAIROBI, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Kenya’s President William Ruto on Wednesday officially deployed troops to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to join an East African regional force aiming to end decades of bloodshed. The seven countries of the East African Community (EAC), which Congo joined this year, agreed in April to set up a joint … Read more

Ethiopia peace talks delayed for logistical reasons

Ethiopia peace talks delayed for logistical reasons

NAIROBI, Oct 7 (Reuters) – African Union-led peace talks proposed for this weekend to try to end a two-year-old conflict in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been delayed for logistical reasons, Tigray forces and two diplomatic sources said on Friday. Ethiopia’s government and Tigray forces said on Wednesday that they accepted the AU’s invitation to … Read more

Kenya’s Ruto: From village chicken seller to president

Kenya’s Ruto: From village chicken seller to president

SAMBUT, Kenya Aug 15 (Reuters) – In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who used to sell chickens at a roadside stall. Even then he possessed a fierce intelligence, they recalled, as they welcomed his ascent on Monday to his country’s presidency … Read more

Ruto pulls ahead in Kenya’s presidential vote count as tempers fray

Ruto pulls ahead in Kenya’s presidential vote count as tempers fray

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has edged ahead in a tight presidential race, according to official results reported by Kenyan media on Sunday, as more riot police were deployed inside the national election tallying centre after scuffles and accusations by party agents. The fracas underscored fraying tempers and high tensions … Read more