Updated: Once more, with feeling: Museveni’s election commission has scheduled his latest re-election for Thursday

Contrary to what one would expect for a fair competition for elective office, Museveni appoints his own seven member election commission (with confirmation by the Parliament controlled by his NRM). But international observers can surely be counted on to blow…

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Kenyan Election Violence: why would anyone expect the Kenyan Police to play a positive role in March 2013?

(As an aside, here is a headline to pause over from the Daily Nation:  "Sudan's Islamists need new blood: vice president".) On Kenya's police, Jeffrey Gettleman has an outstanding story in the New York Times: "Police Killing in Kenya Deepens Aura of…

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