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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 10:46 AM
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Opposition lawmaker killed in Kenya
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Opposition lawmaker killed in Kenya

By TOM MALITI, Associated Press Writer 4 minutes ago

NAIROBI, Kenya - Gunmen killed an opposition lawmaker in Nairobi and government helicopters fired on crowds in the Rift Valley on Tuesday, the latest flare-up of the ethnic fighting that has gripped Kenya since its disputed presidential election.


Under increasing pressure to share power, President Mwai Kibaki and the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, formally opened negotiations but the two remained far apart on the vote outcome an issue each indicates is not negotiable.

Odinga insisted what needed "the most urgent attention" was the resolution of the flawed election results. Kibaki deplored the fact that some Kenyans "have been incited to hate one another and view each other as enemies."

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is helping mediate the dispute and Tuesday's meeting.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080129/ap_on_re_af/kenya_e... ;_ylt=Alr3jNCdTm2JdxywZYeEaMis0NUE





how terrible.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 11:22 AM
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1. Helicopters swoop to save Kenya refugees
Source: Reuters

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan military helicopters swooped over machete-wielding crowds terrorizing hundreds of refugees in a lakeside town on Tuesday against a backdrop of spiraling violence in the east African country.

With tribal violence and score-settling spreading across the nation of 36 million people, President Mwai Kibaki appealed to all Kenyans to maintain peace.

But opposition leader Raila Odinga warned Kenya was "drifting into a state of anarchy."

Reuters reporters in Naivasha said two helicopters dive-bombed the crowd several times, firing what police said were rubber bullets at a mob of about 600 people brandishing machetes and clubs at members of another tribe.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080129/wl_nm/kenya_crisis_...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 11:22 AM
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2. Helicopters open fire above Kenya town, 13 die in fresh clashes
Helicopters open fire above Kenya town, 13 die in fresh clashes by Beatrice Debut

NAIVASHA, Kenya (AFP) - Kenyan military helicopters opened fire above feuding gangs in a western town on Tuesday while 13 died in fresh clashes as the murder of an opposition lawmaker sparked new chaos.

Nine people died in tribal fighting in western Kenya and four were killed in a Nairobi slum, police and medical sources said, as riots and ethnic clashes flared across the country.

Meanwhile, three Kenyan military helicopters opened fire above fighting ethnic groups in the western Rift Valley town of Naivasha, police and witnesses told AFP.

"The crowd is unruly and we want to disperse them, that is why we're using helicopters," a police commander told AFP in the lakeside town, a flashpoint of the most recent clashes since the disputed reelection of President Mwai Kibaki on December 27.

more:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080129/ts_afp/kenyapoliti...
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 11:22 AM
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3. First it was Rwanda, now it's Kenya, but before that it was Sudan, Chad...nt
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