Kenya’s election in December 2013 was a shambles

See the chaotic scenes as Kenya elects new president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya’s last election in December 2013 was characterised by widespread fraud, violence and the breakdown of the country’s political institutions.

The vote was marred by allegations of ballot-stuffing, intimidation and violence by opposition protesters.

In the months after, the country’s fragile stability and institutions came under attack.

Mr Kenyatta’s opponent was a former anti-corruption activist whose party won more than 90 percent of the vote.

“His election in one single night, in addition to many other people, will be an inspiration to all Kenyans,” said Abdiweli Yaris, leader of opposition party JAP.

Mr Kenyatta was sworn in as president after more than 50 days of disputed results forced an election count and the removal of Vice President William Ruto, who refused to concede.

Many countries around the world have grappled with the threat of terror, from al-Qaeda’s attacks on New Yorkers to the attacks on the US Navy warship USS Cole off Yemen’s coast.

In the US, recent attacks have included the December 14 attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester which left 22 dead and 52 injured and the recent assault on a synagogue in San Bernardino, California.

On the front line of the Middle East, US-allied Syrian forces are trying to oust President Bashar Assad and his foreign-educated army of Russian and Iranian-backed fighters — who, along with Kurdish and Arab militias, now control swaths of western Syria.

The conflict is the most serious US security threat to the Middle East since the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1970s.

“In the last several days, the Islamic State has been able to achieve a significant expansion in Syria into western Syria and Iraq,” said Peter Feaver, head of the US Institute for Near East Studies.

“This is a long-term strategic problem for the US,” he said. “If we don’t confront it now, then in the future, it could become a larger terrorist problem for us.”

At least 2,500 children died in the collapse of a mud-brick school in Bangladesh.

The collapse of the five-storey building in the remote Rangamati district on Saturday killed at least 2,500 people, including at least 500 children aged under 10, according to medics and an official quoted in the

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