Kenya violence

This item appears on page 17 of the March 2008 issue.

On Feb. 1, an agreement to stop the violence in Kenya within 14 days was reached after Kofi Annan met with parties of the two political opponents.

Nearly 1,000 people have died in the violence that erupted after the contested results of the December presidential election were announced. Most of the violence and demonstrations have taken place in the western part of the nation, with some incidents in the southern region. Two opposition party legislators were killed in what appeared to be assassinations.

Ethnic violence continues, while further talks are planned to develop a program to curb the violence, deal with political issues and provide humanitarian aid to the more than 250,000 who have been driven from their homes.