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In the western city of Kisumu, police used tear gas and fired live rounds over the heads of stone-throwing youths. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/EPA

Kenyan authorities said on Friday they would indefinitely delay further attempts to hold a repeat presidential election in some areas due to the risk (...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga protest in Nairobi, Kenya. Riots have been taking place in and around Nairobi since the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as president. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of “spilling t(...)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya: After falling just short of winning the 1,500m on Monday night, Semenya duly won her heat  in London  in 2:01.34, extending a now unbeaten 23-month winning streak at that distance. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

No athlete deserves to be burdened with the repeatedly sketchy attention that Caster Semenya has been getting over the last eight years – only at this(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, at an election rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Friday. The International Criminal Court had to drop charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta in 2015 due to lack of evidence. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president at the end of a bitter campaign during which its fraught relationship with the Internation(...)

Palestinian children play outside their house at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Governments have been urged to allow the voices of children forced to leave their home countries and seek asylum abroad to play “a central role in inf(...)

A cargo train leaves the container terminal for its inaugural journey to Nairobi, at the port of the coastal town of Mombasa. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country’s biggest infras(...)

A traditional dance act performs at the Kakuma’s Got Talent audition in Kakuma refugee camp, northern Kenya. Photograph: Ruairi Casey

As children poke their heads through the flap windows of an already crowded tent, an MC announces over a crackling microphone that the show will be mo(...)

The aftermath of    a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. Militant jihadist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of last year, Ethiopia withdrew thousands of troops previously assisting the internationally-funded African military force battling al-Qaed(...)

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres presents a certificate to Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who has been  designated  UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a UN Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls’ educa(...)

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