To Some Kenyans, Kofi Annan Was Both 'Dictator' and 'Fox'

Kofi Annan's mediation of the 2008 post-election crisis in Kenya was among the "most intensive and enduring of all my interventions," he said afterwards. Some of his Kenyan interlocutors called him "the fox" for forcing them to agree on issues against their will, and others a "dictator" for pushing them to agree on the governance of their own country.

President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, shakes hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga during peace talks in Nairobi, Kenya, January 2008. Peace talks have been ongoing, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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