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2005-12-06 04:45:54

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition, worried President Mwai Kibaki is trying to split them by offering individuals places in a new cabinet, threatened on Tuesday to expel members who take up posts without party approval. Kibaki is expected to unveil a new cabinet in the next 24 hours, nearly two weeks since he sacked ministers and assistant ministers on November 23, after Kenyans soundly rejected a new constitution he backed in a referendum. The opposition has accused Kibaki of...

2005-11-24 08:22:41

By David Mageria and Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition called for early elections on Thursday after President Mwai Kibaki dissolved his cabinet in response to a humiliating referendum defeat on a new constitution. "This parliament is now discredited and the president must dissolve it to pave way for the people of Kenya to elect representatives with a new mandate," the main opposition and a dissident party from the ruling coalition said. In a political first for...

2005-11-24 06:43:11

By David Mageria and Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition demanded early elections on Thursday after President Mwai Kibaki dissolved his cabinet in response to a humiliating referendum defeat. "This parliament is now discredited and the president must dissolve it to pave way for the people of Kenya to elect representatives with a new mandate," the main opposition and a dissident party from the ruling coalition said. In a political first for Kenya, Kibaki sacked all his...

2005-11-24 03:27:25

By David Mageria and Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Mwai Kibaki left Kenyans guessing his next move on Thursday after he dissolved the cabinet in response to a humiliating referendum defeat. In a political first for Kenya, Kibaki sacked all his ministers and assistant ministers late on Wednesday, saying he wanted to reorganize and unite a cabinet which has not met for months and been too divided to pass much-needed reforms. The move stunned many in the east African nation...

2005-11-23 18:50:34

By David Mageria NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki moved quickly to reassert his political authority by sacking his government after a humiliating defeat in a referendum on a new constitution. In an unprecedented move, Kibaki said on Wednesday night he wanted to reorganize and unite his cabinet, which has hardly met in the last three months and has been too divided to pass much-needed reforms. Analysts said the resounding rejection of the proposed constitution in...

2005-11-23 10:12:12

By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - A day after dealing a humiliating defeat to President Mwaki Kibaki, winners of Kenya's constitutional referendum vowed on Wednesday to continue pushing for a new charter to replace the existing colonial-era one. But a senior government official said Kenyans had voted to stick with the old charter and had other priorities now. Those positions seemed to set the scene for more political wrangling despite calls for unity after the divisive vote,...

2005-11-22 13:58:03

By Katie Nguyen and David Mageria NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Mwai Kibaki suffered a humiliating referendum defeat on Tuesday at the hands of voters disillusioned by his failure to keep promises to end graft and tribalism. The overwhelming "No" vote sent jubilant anti-Kibaki crowds dancing into the streets and may bring a major realignment of Kenya's political forces before a 2007 election. Kenyans have been calling for a new constitution since the early 1990s to replace one that...

2005-11-22 10:00:54

By Katie Nguyen and David Mageria NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki suffered a humiliating defeat on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum at the hands of voters disillusioned three years after he took power vowing to end graft and tribalism. The overwhelming "No" vote sent jubilant anti-Kibaki crowds dancing into the streets and may bring a major realignment of Kenya's political forces before a 2007 election. Opponents of the new constitution -- proposed by Kibaki to...

2005-11-22 07:30:53

By Katie Nguyen and David Mageria NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Mwai Kibaki suffered a humiliating defeat on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum that galvanized Kenyans' disappointment with their leader three years after he took power vowing to end graft and tribalism. The overwhelming "No" vote sent jubilant anti-Kibaki crowds dancing into the streets and may lead to a major realignment of Kenya's political forces before a 2007 election. Opponents of the new constitution --...

2005-11-22 04:18:26

By Katie Nguyen and David Mageria NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Mwai Kibaki suffered a humiliating defeat on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum that galvanized Kenyans' disillusionment with their leader three years after he took power vowing to end graft and tribalism. The "No" vote in a country traditionally seen by the West as a lynchpin of stability in turbulent east Africa may lead to a major realignment of political forces before a 2007 election. Counting from Monday's...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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