Voting begins in phase one of the first parliamentary election since 1990. Second phase of the vote will be held on December 7.
The opposition has threatened to boycott the October 26 re-run if election board officials are not removed and if parliament passes a bill that takes power to annul unfair elections away from the Supreme Court.
Most businesses have reopened in Nairobi and in the western town of Kisumu, despite opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for protests.
The election commission says pre-approval is required for all social media ensure they are not against the law and to prevent instability. Opposition parties fear that such a ban will prevent them from highlighting President Paul Kagame's failings.
Executions, kangaroo courts and state-led disappearances: A chorus of international condemnation from human rights groups has focused on the regime's track record.
Under tight-controlled referendum, the military-backed government in Thailand won overwhelming majority in approving the constitution draft. Critics say the ‘yes' vote is not good for democracy.
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