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Talks Open in Nairobi
At least 12 Heads of State are expected today in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, for yet another round of talks to resolve the crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Leaders 'Forget' Attacks On Obama
KEY members of the Kenyan political establishment have started backtracking on their harsh criticism of Barack Obama just two years ago.

Africa Expert to Play Key Role On Obama Team
Ms Susan Rice, formerly the State Department's top Africa official, is expected to be named soon to a senior foreign-policy post in the Obama administration.

Sleepy Kogelo Village Transformed Overnight
The Kogelo village and the Obama family have undergone a complete metamorphosis, literally.

Hotels Adjust for Obama Windfall
Kenyans put all styles, huge sums of money and organised celebrations following the victory of Barack Obama in the US presidential race.

The Right Step Forward On Law Review
At last, Parliament appears to have agreed on a solution to the elusive search for a new constitution.

Maathai Urges Local Leaders to Emulate Obama
Planting a tree in honour of President-elect Barack Obama, Nobel Prize recipient Wangari Maathai on Thursday called on Kenyan leaders to emulate the history-making American politician and reject ethnicity.

Ban Ki Moon to Attend Nairobi Summit On the Crisis in East
An international summit on the crisis in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opens tomorrow 7 November 2008 in Nairobi. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and several Heads of State from African countries have been invited to the summit which is aiming to resolve the crisis.

Govt Prepares to Approve Biosafety Legislation
The Kenyan government plans to pass its proposed biosafety bill next month (December) following years of delays.

Now PNU Backs Waki Report
The Party of National Unity on Tuesday made an about-turn and pledged to back full implementation of the Waki Commission report on post-election violence.

For Granny, Results Have Come Too Late
The death of US Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham is typical of sunset giving the way to sunrise.

Truth, Justice And Reconciliation Commission Bill Stresses Importance of Public's Right to Information
The Parliament of the Kenyan Coalition Government passed a bill this month to establish a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC). This development was prompted by the widespread violence that followed the disputed Kenyan presidential elections of December 2007, during which over 1,100 people were killed, over 350,000 people were internally displaced and property worth millions of dollars was destroyed, in the country's worst outbreak of ethnic and partisan conflict since independence.

Mandera Wars Land Six in Court
Six people, among them a chief, were on Tuesday charged in Nairobi with promoting warlike activities in Mandera Central District.

Plight of Poor to Worsen, Says UN
Current worldwide crises might end up worsening the plight of the poor unless governments protect them, a United Nations official has said.

Kisumu Residents Hold Mock Poll
The anxiety and excitement over the US elections boiled over to the streets of Kisumu, where a couple of comedians organised mock elections.

Peddler Killed As He Wrestles Gun From AP
A suspected drug peddler was on Tuesday shot dead by an Administration Police officer in Juja Town after he allegedly tried to snatch a rifle from him.

Hotels All Set for Victory Parties
Hotels in Nairobi on Tuesday night said they were prepared to host victory parties for city residents after the announcement of the US Presidential election results.

Owners Rush Ahead of Bulldozers
Owners of buildings earmarked for demolition in Githurai 45 on Thika highway were on Tuesday busy destroying them ahead of the roaring engines of government bulldozers.

MPs Walk Out of Meeting
Three MPs on Tuesday walked out of a meeting to discuss the Kibwezi-Kitui-Isiolo road, accusing the Government of reneging on promises to tarmac it.

Truck Owners Want Transport Minister Jailed
A Cabinet minister will next week know whether he will be committed to civil jail.