Kenya’s Rival Politicians Sign Deal

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s rival politicians have signed a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending the country’s deadly postelection crisis.

President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga both claim to have won the country’s December 27th presidential election. But local and international observers have said the results were manipulated, making it unclear who actually won.

The election dispute set off street violence in the East African country that killed more than 1,000 people. Postelection violence has largely subsided in recent weeks, but the country remains on edge.

The deal, mediated by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, creates a prime minister’s post that the opposition has been demanding.