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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa as secretary, traveling to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria starting March 6.

The shortcomings of the international missions in Kenya present an opportunity to improve election monitoring standards for all countries. 

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Kenya's high court moved to nullify the results of the August 8 presidential election and has ordered that a new vote be held. 

Kenya's Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board canceled the registration of the Kenya Human Rights Commission.  



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Governance Assessment Kenya: January 2013 – July 2016

This special Freedom House report focuses on political developments in Kenya beginning in 2013 – when the country held its first general elections under a new Constitution that was designed to improve protection of basic rights, constrain executive power, and devolve some powers to newly created country governments.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.


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