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  • Kenyan Catholic bishops urge calm in the face of political crisis

    Kenyan Catholic bishops urge calm in the face of political crisis

    The bishops of Kenya have called on the population to remain “calm and peaceful” if elections scheduled for later this month are postponed. The crisis started Sept. 1, when the Supreme Court nullified the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta over irregularities and illegalities. The new election has been scheduled for Oct. 26, but the opposition says it will boycott it.

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  • Zimbabwe opposition tries to form united front to oust Mugabe

    Zimbabwe opposition tries to form united front to oust Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s bishops have called on the government to honor the nation’s constitution and allow full media access to the country’s opposition parties in the buildup to the 2018 elections, in which President Robert Mugabe will seek to extend his 37-year rule over the country. The bishops also urged all Zimbabweans to reject violence ahead of the poll, adding it was necessary for the state and the citizenry to “promote national unity, peace and stability.”

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  • Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results

    Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results

    As votes were counted this year in Kenya, foreign observers described the election as credible. The Multi-Sectoral Forum, a group of religious leaders that has advocated for peaceful elections, called on Kenyans “to remain calm and peaceful (and) resume day-to-day operations, appreciating that elections are important, but must not be the end of life.”

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