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As Hate Speech Fears Grow, Kenya Sets 2017 Elections Date

A rise in ethnically charged "hate speech" threatens the electoral process in Kenya, but the country still plans to hold the 2017 presidential and parliamentary elections on August 8, the electoral commission said on Thursday. The results of the last two presidential elections in Kenya were disputed. In 2007, more than 1,200 people were killed in weeks of ethnic bloodshed. In 2013, voting passed off relatively peacefully, but the outcome was challenged in court. Kenyan...

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