Mark Zuckerberg: two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Nearly two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet(...)

Barack Obama laughs during a visit to Addis Ababa on Tuesday: “I’m looking forward to life after being president. I can spend time with my family . . . I can find other ways to serve. I can visit Africa more often.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

President Barack Obama claimed on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the American constitution, but said he was looking forward to l(...)

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena. The president wove together the history of Kenya, which became independent a few years after he was born, with his own story. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP 2:52

Barack Obama offered a poignant glimpse into his African heritage and went on the offensive against female genital mutilation and other “bad tradition(...)

A Turkish soldier check cars at a check point in Diyarbakir on July 26th, 2015 following the death of two Turkish soldiers. Photograph: Inilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers in a roadside bombing on Sunday, the military said, apparently retaliating for Ankara’s crackdown on th(...)

US president Barack Obama (left) meets Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrives for a visit at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Saturday.Photograph: Reuters

Barack Obama has heralded Africa as a continent “on the move” at the opening of a US-sponsored business summit in the capital of Kenya, the African na(...)

US president Barack Obama greets his half-sister Auma Obama alongside Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta upon his arrival at Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images 1:34

US president Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father’s homeland, aiming to boost trade and security(...)

A man takes a photograph with his smartphone of a painting depicting US president Barack Obama and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at the Pre-Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi on Thursday, on the eve of Obama’s visit to Kenya. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images 1:34

When Air Force One touches down in Nairobi today and US president Barack Obama springs down the steps to meet his counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, he will(...)

Amnesty International director general Salil Shetty: said Fifa ‘should have put a lot more pressure’ on Qatar’s government to improve conditions for those working on building projects related to the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifa has failed to put pressure on the authorities in Qatar to “do the right thing” and address the widespread abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty In(...)

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The fall of the Berlin Wall more than 25 years ago transformed the political landscape in Europe, but its repercussions were felt much further afield.(...)

People speaking on the phone in Nairoi. Many talk about how African countries are “leapfrogging” economic growth stages with the adoption of cellular and internet technologies. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP/GettyImages

Rising gross domestic product rates, growing populations, an emerging middle class and employment driven by technology are combining to create a new n(...)