Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kenya Mediation Resumes, Kibaki Heads To AU Summit

From Reuters:

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's feuding politicians hold a second day of talks brokered by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Thursday and African leaders gather in neighboring Ethiopia for a summit likely to be dominated by the post-election crisis.

President Mwai Kibaki will travel to Addis Ababa for the 53-nation African Union meeting, a forum where his country is more used to playing the role of regional peacemaker than a cause of continental concern.

Political and ethnic violence has killed 850 people in Kenya since Kibaki's disputed re-election on December 27, a wave of instability that has shocked its neighbors and Western donors and battered its image as a stable trade and tourism hub.

"Kenyans are killing one another at an alarming rate and are putting the country in grave danger of civil war," said Jennifer Windsor, executive director of U.S.-based rights group Freedom House.

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My Comment: While the politicians and leaders talk, the real story is summed up by the following report from Yahoo News and the Toronto Star. Tribe All But Vanishes From Kenyan City -- Yahoo News and Ethnic Cleansing Or Death, Kenya's Kikuyu Tribe Vows -- Toronto Star

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