Mary Otieno from Nyabera village in western Kenya in her cassava plantation. She is among 28,000 small farmers who will benefit from the new Gorta-Self Help Africa  project in Kenya

Irish charity Gorta-Self Help Africa has won a €6.5 million contract to run an EU-backed food production project in Kenya. The new project focuses on (...)

Somali boys fetching water from a puddle that formed after rain at  the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

A Kenyan court has declared illegal a government order to close the world’s largest refugee camp and send more than 200,000 people back to war-torn So(...)

A boy passes a mural in Yemen: Fulfilling a commitment made by President Barack Obama in 2013, the US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty

The US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009 in an effort to increa(...)

 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(...)

A burial service for a victim of the attack on  Garissa University College on 2nd Apirl 2015: On Sunday, an electrical explosion at a University of Nairobi campus promted a stampede amid heighten tension and fear of a similar terror attack, a university official said. Photograph: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

A Kenyan student died and over 100 others were injured after an electricity transformer explosion caused a stampede on Sunday, amid tension a week (...)

 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(...)

Pope Francis waves at the end of the Easter mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters.

Pope Francis made an appeal for peace in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land and other strife torn zones in his traditional Easter blessing. In his “Urbi et Or(...)

A group of Kenya Defence Force soldiers arrive in Garissa University College in Garissa on Saturday. Some 148 people died in an attack on the campus on Thursday and militant group al Shabaab has said it is planning further attacks. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university(...)

Members of the Kenya Defence Forces  after they ended a siege by gunmen in a university on April 2nd, 2015 in the northeastern town of Garissa. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn on Thursday, killing 147 people in the group’s deadliest attack in the Ea(...)