Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kangemi slums on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Pope Francis visited a Nairobi slum on Friday, calling such areas “wounds inflicted” by a wealthy and powerful elite and urging Africa’s gov(...)

Pope Francis arrives at the University of Nairobi for a public mass during his five-day visit to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic (CAR). Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis said on Thursday in Kenya that dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence in God’s name wa(...)

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Tech start-ups to boost business travel to Africa According to the World Bank technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa and will help boost e(...)

Artist Simon Kizito tries to sell his painting of Pope Francis in Nairobi’s Kangemi slum. Photograph: Nichole Sobecki/Getty

Against a post-Paris backdrop of security concerns, Pope Francis this morning sets out on a five-day visit to Africa, travelling to Kenya, Uganda and (...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even more soothing on Friday, with the International Olym(...)

Dublin-based barrister Liz Harpur: her nephew Ben-Hadad Kimani has been jailed in Kenya for double murder. The Irish Innocence Project is now examining the case. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When Griffith College dean of law and founding director of the Irish Innocence Project David Langwallner was teaching Liz Harpur intellectual property(...)

Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Oil exploration firm Tullow Oil said it would abandon an exploration well in the North Lokichar basin, Northern Kenya, after it failed to find oil or(...)

Egyptians light candles as the French and Egyptian flags and France’s national colours are projected onto one of the pyramids at Giza, outside Cairo,   in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The words on the pyramid read: “Solidarity with France”. Photograph:  Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt lit the Giza pyramids on Sunday night with the colours of the flags of both France and Russia in solidarity with the victims of Islamic State at(...)

A poster welcoming Pope Francis to Kenya later this month: President Uhuru Kenyatta is under pressure to tackle Kenya’s rampant corruption. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s anti-graft commission arrested 27 people yesterday, including the heads of two state-run companies and the suspended head of a third, in one o(...)

A Russian employee of a hotel teaches belly dancing to Russian tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The likelihood that a bomb caused the crash of a Russian airliner flying from Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg has already had a devastating impact on(...)