Africa Bureau under Frazer coordinated “recharacterization” of 2007 Kenya Exit Poll showing Odinga win (New Documents–FOIA Series No. 12)

Over the weekend I finally received the first documents from the State Department's Africa Bureau from my September 2009 Freedom of Information Act request for State Department documents about the 2007 Exit Poll for the Kenyan Elections. This is the…

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“Peace,” “Truth” and American commentary in the wake of the election

"Peace versus Truth: A Story of Unnecessary Trade-Offs". "Indictee for President!"  Michella Wrong writes in the New York Times Latitude blog on how "being prosecuted by the ICC helped Uhuru Kenyatta's chances in the Kenyan election."  I would go a little…

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More links for Kenya’s Election; Chief Justice’s “bombshell” press conference; Debate loses a “horse”

AllAfrica.com has put together a special feature page on the Kenyan elections that is a good source for the latest stories from the main Kenyan media sources:  "Kenya Decides: 2013 Elections". (h/t @GeorgetownDG) On Thursday, February 28, the Institute for…

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Kenyan Election: KPTJ challenges IEBC and Registrar of Parties; Police remain unready; “Minefield” for Women

From the Sunday press conference of Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, the released statement below warrants a careful reading.  Leading Kenyan civil society groups make it clear that: the institutions charged with the regulation of political affairs have…

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[Updated] International Crisis Group releases key up-to-date guide to Kenyan election preparations

Update-- the Associate Press reports "Analysts: Political Party Polls in Kenya a Failure": Political party primaries to select candidates for Kenya's March national elections have been fraught with irregularities, disorganization and disgruntled losers, increasing the chances of conflict during the…

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Warnings to Take Seriously for Kenya’s March Election . . . and something to enjoy

The Council on Foreign Relations has just published a "Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 17" regarding "Electoral Violence in Kenya" by Joel Barkan, of CSIS and professor emeritus from the University of Iowa. Well worth a careful review. Joel Barkan is…

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