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Counting starts in Kenya election, turnout tops 70pc

Kenyans turned out en masse Monday for the first presidential poll since disputed results triggered a wave of bloodletting five years ago, with all eyes on tallying after a close but peaceful race.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 5:16am

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe allowed to try to extend his rule

Robert Mugabe, the 88-year-old president of Zimbabwe, will be allowed to try to extend his 33-year rule for another decade, according to a new constitution agreed between his party and their main opponents to pave the way for elections.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:00am

Seize the moment, Obama tells US in inaugural speech

US President Barack Obama declared yesterday that a decade of war was ending, the nation's economy was recovering and "America's possibilities are limitless" as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands.

22 Jan 2013 - 12:01pm

Dynastic succession in Asian politics is no guarantee of success

To the extent that culture matters in politics, the recent spate of leadership changes in northeast Asia suggests that Asian societies are more tolerant - if not supportive - of dynastic succession. South Korea's recently elected president, Park Geun-hye, is the daughter of Park Chung-hee, who ruled the country from 1961 to 1979.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:57am 4 comments