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The leader of Kenya’s  opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, during a news conference in Nairobi on Wednesday. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week’s presidential election results, ignoring calls by some ele(...)

UNHCR communications officer Andreas Needham, who died suddenly in Kenya on Saturday.

Tributes have been paid to Irishman and UNHCR communications official Andreas Needham, who died suddenly in Kenya at the weekend aged 44. Mr Needha(...)

Riot police chase after protesters during clashes in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi on Thursday, in the wake of Kenya’s presidential election. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign(...)

 President Uhuru Kenyatta is greeted by supporters after casting his vote in the Kenyan election in his home town of Gatundu in Kiambu county, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Baz Ratner/Reuters

Kenya’s president took an early lead as results from Tuesday’s national elections trickled in, the culmination of a hard-fought contest between the Ea(...)

Men spend the evening at an entertainment spot by the lake, at Dunga hill camp, about 5km outside Kisumu, one of the hotspots during the 2007-2008 post-election violence that left more than 1,000 dead. Photograph: Getty

An estimated 180,000 policemen and members of the security forces are being deployed across Kenya as the country prepares to vote on Tuesday in a fier(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta greets thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Fears of a renewal of the intertribal violence that marred the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 presidential election have surfaced ahead of the country’s ge(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

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(...)

Archbishop Thomas White was only the second Irish man in the history of the Catholic Church to have served as a Papal Nuncio in a country where he did not already hold a bishopric.

Archbishop Thomas White, who has died aged 85, had a long and distinguished career in the Vatican diplomatic corps and served in Africa, Asia, the Ame(...)

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