Eyder Peralta

Eyder Peralta appears in the following:

Police Clash With Protesters In Nairobi

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Police opened fire on demonstrators welcoming home Kenya's longtime opposition leader, days before the Supreme Court rules on the legitimacy of last month's election.

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Post-Election Violence Continues In Kenya, As Opposition Leader Returns

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Politically-fueled violence has broken out in Kenya again. Several people were killed in clashes between demonstrators and security services as opposition leader Raila Odinga returned home.

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Kenyans Experience Deadly Violence Before Supreme Court Decision

Friday, November 17, 2017

Police opened fire with tear gas and possibly bullets on thousands of Kenyans who turned out to welcome home opposition leader Raila Odinga.

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Robert Mugabe: A Legacy Of Tyrannical Rule, Economic Ruin And International Isolation

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Once a respected independence leader who called for "democratic rights," Zimbabwe's president became better known over the years as someone "who ruined his own country," says a Zimbabwean journalist.

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Unrest In Nairobi After Kenya's President Wins Election Rerun

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After annulling and rerunning its presidential election, Kenya's incumbent president was announced its next president. What now? Can Kenya's leaders repair the tribal animosities that heightened during this extended election process?

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Kenya Declares President Kenyatta Winner Of Disputed Election

Monday, October 30, 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta received more than 90 percent of the vote in an election that has sparked violence and rekindled the deep tribal divisions that mark politics in Kenya.

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Kenya's Opposition Unites With Theme Song

Friday, October 27, 2017

Kenya's long election season has been marred by conflict. But there is at least one bright spot: The opposition theme song that has kept everyone dancing.

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Re-Run Of Kenya's Presidential Elections Marred By Violence

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The do-over election took place despite the electoral chief saying the polls couldn't be free and fair, and the opposition candidate boycotting the vote.

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Opposition Leader Raila Odinga On Kenya's Election

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We talk with Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who says he will sit out of a planned re-election on Thursday. Kenya's top court ordered a new election after overturning an earlier vote.

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In Kenya, Much Of The Election Chaos And Violence Stems From Tribal Divisions

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kenya's presidential elections have been marked by a murder, deadly protests and a historic Supreme Court decision. But the thing underlying all of the chaos and discord is tribalism.

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Somali Community Takes Stock Of Truck Bombing That Killed Hundreds

Monday, October 23, 2017

It's been a little more than a week since a truck bomb exploded in the middle of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing more than 350 people. Some hope the attack will unite Somalis.

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Kenya's Presidential Election Rerun Further Fuels Political Crisis

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The rerun elections are scheduled for Thursday. But there's one big problem: Kenya's opposition leader is calling for a boycott, and the elections chief says he can't guarantee a fair election.

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Why The Somalia Attack Is Being Compared To Sept. 11

Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's been a week since a massive truck bomb blew up the center of Mogadishu in Somalia. The blast that killed more than 350 is being compared to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.

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Kenyan Officials Say They Can't Guarantee Fair Process In Presidential Election

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kenya's electoral confusion threatens to become a constitutional crisis. This comes as a senior electoral official resigned and fled to the U.S., saying the planned rerun of the presidential election in eight days is not guaranteed a fair process.

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Foreign Currency Crisis Tells The Story Of Angola's Economic Peril

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One of Angola's biggest challenges is lack of foreign currency. The rich can't access dollars to build or even pay their expat workers. For the poor a ballooning Kwanza means basics are unaffordable.

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Somali Capital Mourns The Dead From One Of The Deadliest Attacks In Its History

Monday, October 16, 2017

More than 300 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, when a terror attack targeted a busy street on Saturday. Among the dead are a school bus full of children.

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Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills And Injures Hundreds Of People

Monday, October 16, 2017

The government's latest figures show more than 300 people were killed in Mogadishu in what is being described as one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history.

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Somalia Hopes U.S. Will Step Up After Historically Deadly Bombing

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A truck bombing in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, has left some 200 people dead. Analysts hope the historical attack will unite Somalis in the fight against the Islamist group al-Shabab.

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After Opposition Candidate Withdraws, Presidential Vote In Kenya Could Still Happen

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kenya's opposition leader withdrew from the upcoming rerun of the recent presidential election, creating a constitutional crisis. Today, Kenya's courts allowed a distant contender to put his name on the ballot suggesting the Oct. 26 vote will happen.

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Plunging Kenya Into Crisis, Opposition Leader Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Raila Odinga, who had sought and won a re-run of the August presidential elections, said he could not be sure the new elections would be free and fair. So, he has decided not to run.

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