Boycotts

Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Jackton Ojwang, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola preside over the hearing of the petitions, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's reelection in a repeat presidential poll. The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's reelection in August citing irregularities and illegalities in the vote count and failure by the electoral commission to allow scrutiny of its servers to dispel opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim of electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
November 14, 2017 - 4:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court is poised to hear petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat presidential poll. The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's re-election in August. It cited irregularities and illegalities in the vote count and the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward the Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Four prominent film critics groups announced Nov. 7, 2017, they will bar Walt Disney Co. films from receiving awards consideration over the company’s decision to bar the Los Angeles Times from advance screenings of its films and access to its talent. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 07, 2017 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies. In a statement Tuesday, Disney said it was restoring access...
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Residents look out from their balconies as flames from a burning barricade rise up during clashes between opposition protesters and police after the election result was announced, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Clashes erupted after Kenya's election commission said President Uhuru Kenyatta had won the election that was boycotted by the main opposition group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 06, 2017 - 3:24 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two petitions have been filed in Kenya's Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat election which the main opposition group boycotted. Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu, Swahili for My Vote My Voice, a coalition of rights groups and civil society...
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The Rev. Dinah Tatman, center, with Greater New Vision Ministries, Inc., announces details of a new economic boycott flanked other clergy members looking on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo. Tatman said African-Americans are subjected to excessive force by police, criminalized for minor infractions and saddled with long sentences. She also cited economic disparities, efforts to diminish voting rights and political redistricting that has made it harder for black people to have their voices heard. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 03, 2017 - 9:30 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Black St. Louis faith and civic leaders involved in recent protests over the acquittal of a former white police officer in the killing of a black suspect are calling for supporters to boycott a dozen businesses, including Target and a grocery store chain. The group issued its call...
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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga leaves after making a statement to the media in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. In his first public statement since President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the Oct. 26 election, Odinga called the election a "sham" and said he wants a new vote to be held. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet another vote and that the opposition would continue to protest in the streets. Odinga's...
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A man holds his hands in the air as he runs past a barricade towards riot police during clashes between opposition protesters and police after the election result was announced, in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Clashes erupted after Kenya's election commission said President Uhuru Kenyatta had won the election that was boycotted by the main opposition group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 30, 2017 - 1:12 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday was declared the overwhelming winner of a rerun election boycotted by Kenya's main opposition leader, collecting 98 percent of the vote but also exposing the divisions roiling this East African country. While Kenyatta's backers celebrated his...
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga waves to the surrounding crowds of supporters as he drives around the Kawangware slum, after attending a church service there, in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Warning that Kenya is in "grave danger," Odinga said in an interview with The Associated Press earlier on Sunday that the country's repeat presidential election was a sham and that a new vote should be held within 90 days. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
October 29, 2017 - 11:59 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi slum and told thousands of cheering supporters that the government intends...
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An opposition supporter runs past a burning barricade built from material looted from the property of a man of the Kikuyu tribe, that they broke into in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Stone-throwing protesters who support opposition leader Raila Odinga clashed with police who fired tear gas and water cannons. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 27, 2017 - 2:27 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fears of further bloodshed led Kenya's election commission to postpone voting planned for Saturday in some opposition strongholds, citing safety concerns for its workers as deadly clashes continued between police and protesters. It was the second voting delay in four out of...
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A opposition supporter reacts after burning tyres during demonstrations in Mombasa, Kenya, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Kenya is holding the rerun of its disputed presidential election Thursday, despite a boycott by the main opposition party and rising political tensions in the East African country. (AP Photo)
October 26, 2017 - 7:44 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police on Thursday fired bullets and tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in some opposition areas during the repeat of the disputed presidential election, reflecting bitter divisions in a country whose main opposition leader urged followers to boycott the vote. One...
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National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters in Kenya's lakeside city of Kisumu, Kenya, burn tyres in streets Wednesday Oct.25, 2017, a day before the country goes to the polls. The chief justice of Kenya's Supreme Court says the court cannot hear a last-minute petition to postpone Thursday's presidential election because it does not have a quorum of judges, as Chief Justice David Maraga appeared alone in the court Wednesday morning and said only he and one other judge had been able to attend the hearing. (AP Photo)
October 25, 2017 - 12:55 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Kenya's main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence in the East African country. Jubilant supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta,...
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