Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Kenyan Accord

By Cernig

It looks like the former UN Secretary general, Kofi Annan, has pulled of a diplomatic agreement between Kenya's rival political factions for a power sharing deal.
Annan offered no immediate details on the deal between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who both claim to have won the country's Dec. 27 presidential election. Local and international observers have said the results were manipulated, making it unclear who won.

"We have come to an understanding on the coalition government," Annan told reporters. He added: "All I can say is that we do have an agreement."
It's still to early to say this deal will halt the bloodshed and internal feuding which has plagued Kenya since the election, but it's a good sign. To end the feuding on a long-term basis, however, Kenya will have to address a gerrymandered and corrupt system where the two main tribes also happen to be the haves and have-nots.

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