With the Kenyan economy projected to grow by 5% this year, the credibility of the upcoming elections will be key determinant in gauging international confidence and foreign investment in the system left behind by President Kibaki.
TODAY: Russia and Turkey begin normalising relations following Putin call with Erdogan; Russia-NATO council to meet this summer; Putin extends import ban until 2018; Duma passes controversial and unpopular new laws before adjourning for the summer; Belykh arrest linked to Navalny?; Party of Progress denied election registration by CEC; ‘Google Tax’ to come into force.» Read More
TODAY: Russia and US accuse each other of dangerous actions in the Mediterranean, US authorises Russian surveillance flyover, Foreign Ministry slams former US diplomat; Central Bank relaxed about potential Brexit fallout; mobile phone companies warn against new anti-terror laws; mending ties with Turkey will take time, says Peskov; criminal case opened against NGO.» Read More
TODAY: Putin joins United Russia congress, praises party, warns candidates against fomenting dissent; Peskov compares Brexit fallout to Soviet Union collapse; Turkey apologises for downing of Russian plane; EU sees Russia as strategic challenge; Navalny’s brother denied parole; activist interrogated over ‘foreign agents’ law; athletes appeal for permission to compete in the Rio Olympics.» Read More