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Financial Times February 18/19th 2008

Financial Times main stories on the Kenya post election crisis covered the visit of US Secretary of State Ms Condoleezza Rice in an article by Matthew Green ‘Rice Warns Kenya On US Relations’ FT February 19th 2008 and the Editorial comment Tuesday February 19th 2008 calls on Kenya’s middle class and business interests must themselves speak out more.

US Secretary of State Ms Condoleezza Rice in an article by Matthew Green ‘Rice Warns Kenya On US Relations’ FT February 19th 2008, quotes her as saying ‘unless the post election crisis was not solved soon, relations with the US would be badly affected’.
The FT also carried an Editorial Comment on February 19th 2008 – ‘Kenya Breathes Out’. A lull in violence has brought some hope. The article adds that “Kenya’s middle class and business interests must speak out”. However, the Editorial Comment warns that even though there has been progress in negotiations extremists on all sides are poised to shed fresh blood.
Other articles which may be of interest are – headline in News Briefing on the front page and page 19 of the Financial Times hard copy version Tuesday February 19th 2008 ‘Tea Prices to rise due to Kenya troubles.’ The article on page 19 by Javier Blas will be useful in analysing the economic impact of the post election crisis. A more detailed analysis can be found under the Markets & Investing section – news analysis by Chris Flood and Javier Blas – Supplier instability helps push soft commodities to fresh highs Financial Times Tuesday February 19th 2008 page 38 – ‘civil unrest in Kenya, the world’s biggest exporter of black tea, has also led to tighter market conditions, according to UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation’.
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