News 2008


No political settlement to Kenya crisis yet, Annan says


Fri, 15 Feb 2008

Nairobi - Kenya's rival parties agreed Friday to a swathe of reforms meant to solve the underlying causes of the crisis that was sparked by disputed elections, but failed to come to a political settlement.

Mediator and former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan set a 72-hour deadline for the parties to find a political solution, pushing for a grand coalition, but the sides did not agree on time.

The agreement signed after two days at a private meeting at a safari resort will see judicial, electoral, constitutional and parliamentary reforms to be completed in at least one year.