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(...)

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(...)

Customers leave the Westgate shopping mall after it’s reopening. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. 1:33

Kenya’s trendy Westgate shopping mall will reopen on Saturday, nearly two years after gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab massacred at le(...)

President Omar al-Bashir’s rapid, discreet departure from South Africa yesterday has spared the latter serious embarrassment. The government’s apparen(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir returns from South Africa to Khartoum on Monday, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges. Photograph: Marwan Al/EPA

Whatever gloss the International Criminal Court (ICC) places on Omar al-Bashir’s deft evasion of two of its arrest warrants yesterday, the bottom line(...)

 Rashid Charles Mberesero stands in the dock with Osman Abdi Dakane, Sahal Diriye Hussein, Hassan Aden Hassan, Mohamed Abdi Abikar at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Five men were charged on Thursday in connection with an attack by Somali Islamist gunmen on Garissa university in northeast Kenya that killed 148 stud(...)

 Kenyans sit around candles and messages for the victims of the  Garissa University College killings as they  attend a candlelight vigil held for the 148 people who died in the attack. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA.

Kenyan university students marched in the capital on Tuesday to demand more security from the government after gunmen killed 148 people at a campus i(...)

A Kenyan soldier stands guard.  Kenya’s churches used armed guards to protect their Easter congregations, days after  al-Shabab gunmen  killed 148 people at a  university in Garissa. Photograph: Will Swanson/The New York Times

The son of a Kenyan government official was one of the masked gunmen who killed nearly 150 at a university last week, the interior ministry said on Su(...)

A woman  is rescued out of the building where she had been held hostage as Kenyan soldiers entered Garissa University in Garissa town on Thursday. Photograph: EPA 1:27

Pope Francis has condemned an assault by Somali militants on a Kenyan university that killed at least 147 people, calling it an act of “senseless brut(...)

Then US senator Barack Obama   greets his grandmother Sarah Obama, at her rural home in Siaya, Kisumu,  Kenya, 365km from Nairobi,  on August 26th,  2006.  Mr Obama is to pay his first visit to Kenya this summer since he was elected president of the United States. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

For years, Kenya has been a political headache for US president Barack Obama and a geopolitical headache for his country. But now in his seventh year (...)