In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.
Even if the political rhetoric in this Kenya election was angry and divisive, it still did not fall to the ethnic-filled bile of 2007 and 2013.
Kenya has an unhappy history of violence, and of alleged election rigging, and the recent gruesome murder of a key official at the electoral commission has heightened anxiety.
The draft constitution for the new Malawi nation arrived from London with “Uganda” crossed out and “Malawi” written in its place, and extensive provisions for the Buganda Kabaka still included.
Barrow will be staying at his own residence until further notice while State House, Jammeh’s former seat of power, is assessed for potential risks