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Zimbabwe parliament passes unity government law

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Teacher elected new Somali President

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Sense of relief in Gaza after weeks of pounding

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Obama tackles Afghanistan and Mideast conflict

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Controversy threatens low-cost housing scheme

A herd of goats slip through the barbed wire fence, bleating their way past the yellow earthmover. Sniffing and nibbling, the noisy goats storm through a cream door marching past an empty sitting room into a disused kitchen before leaving through the backdoor. On this hot Sunday afternoon, Waithaka Mugo chases after the goats before abandoning his mission. He dashes to the gate to let in some visitors. “Every weekend, I receive many visitors. Yesterday I had three vans full of people who wanted to view our houses,” he says.

Power-sharing for export, any takers?
Dan Okoth
Group Senior Editor – Online
It’s not Raila but Kenyans under threat
By Kipkirui K’Telwa
Sub-Editor, Online Edition
Kenyans have nothing to lose but their chains
By Rose Nzioka
Standard Group Online Editor
Did corruption run civil society out of town?
By Stephen Ndegwa
Sub – Editor, The Standard