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  • I want to remind Kenyans to vote peacefully in the elections. And to the survivors of the 2007/2008 post election violence, especially those in the Rift Valley region, I say you need to remain positive and hopeful... - James Ruei Majok in Bentiu, Unity state.

    A woman walks past a message of peace in Kibera slum in the capital Nairobi, February 28, 2013.
  • Now is the time for the next Roman Catholic Pope to come from Africa. - Black Christine from Yei

    A woman looks at a poster supporting Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana in front of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary in Rome, March 1, 2013.(Reuters/Max Rossi)
  • The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is a good example to other leaders to give a chance to others when they reach old age. - Ustaz Abraham Mach
    Pope Benedict waves to the faithful from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Feb. 28, 2013.
  • I am one of the people who were shocked to hear that Pope Benedict the XVI resigned before he could visit my country. His legacy will be remembered for all the coming ages. - Jacob Dior in Juba
  • "Bravo Your Lordship Benedict the XVI. May the good Lord give you strength for the rest of your life in this sinful world.  - John Poul Biel in Unity state.

    Inflatable letters compose the message "Thank You Benedict, we are all with you" in the town of Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, Feb. 28, 2013.
  •   I am concerned about the suffering of civilians in the 9 counties of Jonglei state due to insecurity. Armed people from rival communities have been killing us, abducting our children and raiding our cattle but the government has done nothing to protect us civilians. - Nyan Luethdit

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Kenyans wait to cast their vote at a polling station in Kibera slum in Nairobi March 4, 2013.Kenyans wait to cast their vote at a polling station in Kibera slum in Nairobi March 4, 2013.
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Kenyans wait to cast their vote at a polling station in Kibera slum in Nairobi March 4, 2013.
Kenyans wait to cast their vote at a polling station in Kibera slum in Nairobi March 4, 2013.
This week's comments focus on the election in Kenya, the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, and ongoing violence in Jonglei state.

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I want to remind Kenyans to vote peacefully in the elections.

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