As violence escalates in Kenya, the country’s president Mwai Kibaki is at an African Union summit in neighbouring Ethiopia. The crisis in his homeland is set to dominate the three-day gathering, also attended by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.
Warning of catastrophe in Kenya, he says he plans to go there on Friday to help his predecessor’s efforts to put a stop to the bloodshed, which has driven 250,000 people from their homes.
The UN Secretary General urged President Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to do everything possible to end the unrest. He said he would meet both men. The situation in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region is among the other subjects set to be discussed by the 53-nation African Union.