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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Irish barrister Coman Kenny, with the skyline of Phnom Penh in the background

Sitting in his high-rise apartment overlooking the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Cóman Kenny can still remember the first time he felt excitement cou(...)

Russian tanks drive from Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia towards the Roki tunnel that leads into Russia following the five-day war with Georgia in August, 1988. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

As tensions mount between Russia and the West over the MH17 disaster and Moscow’s intervention in Syria, the prosecutor at the International Crimin(...)

Afghans donate blood for those injured in Kunduz fighting, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing of a hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people, 12 of them Médecins Sans Frontières staff. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

While the US frequently calls for the transfer of high-profile fugitives into the hands of the International Criminal Court, it has been notable this (...)

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during the first day of his trial at The Hague in the Netherlands. Photograph: Michael Kooren

The trial of Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda – known as “The Terminator” – opened yesterday at the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is a(...)

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) is congratulated by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn after signing a peace agreement in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jok Solomun/Reuters

South Sudan’s president has signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony he still(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Barack Obama last month. The US president’s visit came six months after the case against Mr Kenyatta collapsed. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In a surprise development, counsel for the victims in the case against Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has asked judges at the International Crimin(...)

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(...)