Sunday, January 13, 2008

What's Happening in Kenya? Part II

Apparently, Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has called for protests Wednesday - Friday. The police have attempted to quell the violence, however, they are under a "shoot to kill" order during the demonstrations. The African Union has attempted to broker an agreement, but left with no results.

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, will now lead a group of eminent African mediators in a new push to resolve the crisis.

Mr Annan urged both sides on Friday to work with his panel, which includes Graca Machel, the wife of Nelson Mandela, and former Tanzanian leader Ben Mkapa.

In this interview, Odinga states that he would consider power-sharing as a way to peacefully segue Kibeki out of power.

UPDATE: Wanyama Masinde has some ideas about how to solve the crisis

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