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Kenyan election won by man wanted in The Hague for crimes against humanity

Uhuru Kenyatta wins presidency by 4,000 votes according to early results likely to be challenged in court by rival Raila Odinga A man wanted for crimes against humanity has won the Kenyan presidential election by just over 4,000 votes, according to early figures released by the election commission. Uhuru Kenyatta,…

New fighting threatens mediation efforts in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN – Intense fighting in Ivory Coast on Wednesday threatened diplomatic efforts to end a months-old tug-of-war between rival claimants to the presidency of the world’s top cocoa producer. Heavy weapons fire echoed for a second day Wednesday in an Abidjan district controlled by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the…