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Kenyan Pact May Bring an End to Violent Unrest

Kenya's political rivals have signed a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending weeks of bloodshed sparked by a disputed presidential election in December.

More than 1,000 people died in the unrest; more than a quarter of a million were displaced.

The agreement came after weeks of negotiations. It creates a prime minster's post for opposition leader Raila Odinga, as well as new cabinet positions.

"We have begun a journey, and on this journey we are going to walk together," Odinga said. "And I can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Melissa Block talks with New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman, who is in Nairobi.

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