Friday, June 6, 2008

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World Briefing Africa
Kenya: Agreement on Power-Sharing
Published: March 19, 2008

The Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a power-sharing deal intended to end the crisis that killed at least 1,000 people in postelection violence. Legislators passed the legal changes needed for a coalition government in which President Mwai Kibaki can bring in his rival, Raila Odinga, as prime minister after their agreement last month. The cabinet will be split evenly between the sides to form a unity government, though no date was given for putting the plan into effect.Key points & next steps in Kenya power-sharing deal
> Read full coverage from BBC

Now the hard part begins:
Kenya's political rivals agree to share power, but will they be able to heal a deeply divided nation?
> Read the full AP story from Toronto Star

Many challenges remain:Following the signing of a power-sharing agreement the mood in Kenya's capital is one of relief and hope that life will begin to return to normal. But as Derek Kilner reports from Nairobi, there is an awareness of the many challenges that remain.
> Read the full story from Voice of America

Kenya rivals reach peace agreement:Kenya's rival leaders broke their tense standoff on Thursday, February 28, agreeing to share power in a deal that may end the violence that has engulfed this nation but could be the beginning of a long and difficult political relationship...
> Read full story from Intl Herald Tribune

> NEW * Read the full report: "Kenya in Crisis"
by Intl Crisis Group (Brussels)

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