South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks during a strategic dialogue opening session meeting at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria, South Africa, August 8, 2022. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that everyone was watching to see Kenya's elections due on Tuesday to progress peacefully, freely and fairly, during his visit to South Africa.
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Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru, Alexander Winning and Tim Cocks in Johannesburg; Editing by James Macharia Chege
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