A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to (...)

Kenyan security forces inspect the site of a collapsed building in Nairobi where at least seven people were killed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Seven people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a residential building in a low-income area of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, police said. Searc(...)

A northern white rhino: only three of its kind are left in the world. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

The future of Africa’s elephants and rhinos depends on the ability of the continent’s nations to battle together against poaching, Kenya’s president a(...)

The University of Limerick conferred honorary doctorates on six exceptional individuals from the worlds of humanitarianism, business, the arts and the public sector, including Ali Hewson. Photograph: Seán Curtin FusionShooters

Ali Hewson has urged governments to treat migrants with respect and to ensure they are given a safe place to live. Speaking at the University of Limer(...)

Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey said it had made “excellent progress” in West Africa with the TEN Project

Tullow Oil reported lower than expected first-quarter production ahead of its annual general meeting today. The trading update for the period January(...)

MagGrow chief executive Gary Wickham: “We have to find better, more sustainable ways.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MagGrow is a magnetic spraying technology that helps farmers grow more by using less. The system, which has been three years in development, gives bet(...)

London mayor  Boris Johnson has come under fire over his attack on the ‘part-Kenyan’  US president Barack Obama. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “dog-whistle” racism after he suggested that Barack Obama’s Kenyan ancestry may have been behind the de(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he will give priority to pass a new anti-doping law to beat a deadline and ensure the east African track giants compete at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Kenya will beat a May deadline to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and avoid sanctions that could include a ban from the Rio Olymp(...)

Former Kerry player Eoin Brosnan is adamant that it’s still better to be involved at the end of the season. Photo: Inpho

Kerry return to the league play-offs for the first time in four years this weekend after an impressive run of form since losing their first two match(...)