Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki tapped opposition leader Raila Odinga as prime minister, sealing the long-awaited power-sharing deal aimed at settling a dispute over the December elections that led to widespread violence.
Kenyan lawmakers took another step Tuesday toward approving a power-sharing deal to end the country's deadly political crisis, one day after reports the army used heavy firepower to crack down on a group linked to bloody land clashes.
President Mwai Kibaki urged the Kenyan parliament Thursday to pass into law a power-sharing deal reached last week aimed at ending the violence that followed the country's disputed presidential election in December.
Kenya's new power-sharing deal is a "critical step toward the legitimate government of the country," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer said Thursday, pledging the United States would keep the parties "on the right track."
Kenya's opposition party says it will embark on a "mass civil disobedience campaign next week" if its demands aren't met in the intensive negotiations aimed at defusing the political crisis in the tense East African nation.
Two days after reaching a plan with the Kenyan government to end violence that has wracked the country for more than a month, the opposition party asked both the United Nations and the African Union to send in peacekeepers.
The Kenyan government and its main opposition group have reached a four-point plan to end violence that has wracked the country for more than a month, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced at a news conference Friday.
Talks to mediate an end to Kenya's political crisis were to resume Friday morning after being suspended in the wake of a second opposition lawmaker's killing a day earlier, according to a U.N. spokesman.
Ethnic fighting once again engulfed Kenya's western Rift Valley on Sunday as witnesses and Red Cross officials reported brutal attacks by members of President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe on other ethnic groups.
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga met Thursday for the first time since last month's bitterly disputed election, under the auspices of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Diplomatic efforts to solve the violent fallout from Kenya's disputed elections continued over the weekend with a visit from the European Union's development commissioner Louis Michel, who met with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Kenya's opposition party has called for mass protests and rallies next week, a spokesman told CNN on Friday, raising the prospect of further bloodshed in what has long been one of East Africa's most stable and economically-developed nations.
A U.S. envoy trying to quell Kenya's post-election tensions has persuaded the president and the opposition leader to sit down and address vote-counting irregularities and the ensuing violence in which nearly 500 people have been killed.
After doubts over the accuracy of presidential election results in Kenya sparked riots and disrupted transportation, analysts say the country's economy can recover - provided there is a swift political resolution to the crisis.
Lying in a hospital bed in this rural hub of Kenya's Rift Valley, a man describes surviving two machete wounds to his head and multiple slashes to his hands. He says he was attacked by people who now live by the rules of tribalism.
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki appeared to offer a way out of a stalemate with the opposition over disputed elections, announcing Saturday he was ready to form a government of national unity, a government spokesman said.
A massive rally in protest of President Mwai Kibaki's re-election was planned for Friday, one day after the nation's attorney general called for a recount and an independent investigation into the country's disputed election.
The result of Kenya's election looked set for a dramatic climax as the country's electoral commission said Saturday that incumbent president Mwai Kibaki was closing the gap on opposition leader Raila Odinga.