10 January 2008

Kenya conflict still raging

As I blogged about last week, Kenya is in turmoil after a disputed presidential election.

The president and opposition leaders initially agreed to sit down to talks mediated by Ghanaian president John Kufor, but it turns out Raila Odinga, main opponent to president Mwai Kibaki's election, refused to meet face-to-face.

In the meantime, the body count is up to 600 and around 250,000 Kenyans are feared displaced as a result of the violence.

Odinga reportedly will meet with Kibaki if there is an international mediator, such as UN president Kofi Annan, but no plans have been set for this to happen.

This conflict must be resolved soon, or the violence will only escalate.

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