At least one person was shot dead Thursday during clashes over Kenya's re-run election, which has been boycotted by the opposition and shunned by many voters, sparking a crisis that has polarised the east African hub.
Kenyan hip-hop artist Octopizzo says he witnessed police officers firing live bullets on protesters and bystanders in Kibera. Kenyan authorities deny that police used disproportionate force, but Octopizzo says he saw it for himself.
Student journalists in Kenya's sprawling Kibera slum have been covering their country's elections. But on Tuesday, the day of the vote, many residents are leaving. Kibera has gotten violent during the past elections.
Kenyans vote on Tuesday for a new president, and videos with phony CNN and BBC logos have popped up online to sway the elections. People are worried about a contested result and more violence breaking out after the elections, as it did in 2007.
The vital staple cassava is one of the most climate-resilient crops around, but it’s also highly susceptible to diseases. Scientists in Uganda hope to distribute a free, virus-resistant GMO variety, but it’s run into a buzzsaw of hostility.