Opposition supporters hold up bricks during a protest in Kisumu, Kenya, on Wednesday. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya on Thursday banned demonstrations in the business districts of Nairobi and other cities amid a standoff between the ruling party and the opposit(...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks during a news conference in whichhe announced that he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election that is scheduled(...)

Supporters of the opposition coalition The National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga flee as the police fire tear gas  in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Irungu

Police fired tear gas on Friday at opposition protesters in Kenya’s capital who were demanding that officials involved in August’s cancelled president(...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

A new prior has been appointed to the pilgrimage shrine of Lough Derg in Co Donegal. Fr Laurence (La) Flynn, currently parish priest of Ballybay, Co M(...)

South Africa is having a resurgence in tourism traffic and starting to reappear on the honeymoon destinations list

Interest in, and traffic to, the African continent is steadily increasing from Ireland, particularly for business and honeymoons. Ethiopian Airways fl(...)

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga holds a mock hammer bearing the initials of Nasa, the opposition National Super Alliance party, during a political rally on Sunday in the Nairobi suburb of Huruma. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for Octobe(...)

 Uhuru Kenyatta speaks after he was announced winner of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya on August 11th. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenya’s supreme court has nullified the result of last month’s presidential election, in an unprecedented ruling that deals a severe political blo(...)

Prospective tenants queue at a house viewing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The rental crisis has left one desperate tenant in search of a home facing the loss of a job offer, another contemplating emigration and a third close(...)

Kenyan policemen carry the dead bodies of the Swiss couple. Photograph: Joseph Okanga/Reuters

The bodies of an elderly Swiss couple were found dumped by a country road in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa with severe injuries on Sunday, police sa(...)

Two Mexican men at the Plano Day Labour Centre in Dallas, where workers seek employment. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the eighth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Dallas. As the earl(...)