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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Expanded: Didn’t we learn from the disaster in 2007? Kenya does not need to be anyone’s “model” anything; it does need truth in its election

One could get a certain sense of deja vu from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks in Nairobi this weekend about next year's Kenya election.  The theme, that Kenya has the opportunity to be a "model" for other countries in…

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“Tribute to Dr. Peter Oriare: Media Scholar of Great Repute” and a friend to me, to the International Republican Institute, and to Americans who believe in democracy

"Tribute to Dr. Peter Oriare, Media Scholar of Great Repute" "University of Nairobi mourns committed teacher" My friend, Dr. Peter Oriare, was in his own way one of those who got hurt because of the election misconduct in 2007. I…

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