Kenyans watch football in a bar in  Nairobi: the country’s sixth census involves shutting down bars so as to enumerate people. Photograph:   Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Kenya’s interior minister, Fred Okengo Matiang’i, has ordered a nationwide closure of bars and entertainment venues over the weekend to facilitate a n(...)

Kenyan security forces walk outside the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images.

Kenya’s president sought to restore calm on Wednesday, saying that a deadly attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants on a hotel complex in Nairobi was(...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance stands next to Kalonzo Musyoka, campaign leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula during a news conference in Nairobi. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

A Kenyan court on Thursday suspended a government shutdown of three TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’(...)

 Sr Orla Treacy speaks to pupils at the Loreto secondary school in Rumbek, South Sudan, where she is principal.

It has been quite a year for Ireland’s Loreto sisters with three of them winning humanitarian awards on three continents. Last Saturday, Sr Orla Trea(...)

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(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Barack Obama last month. The US president’s visit came six months after the case against Mr Kenyatta collapsed. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In a surprise development, counsel for the victims in the case against Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has asked judges at the International Crimin(...)

Reality television sometimes seems to be in a race to the bottom, but one woman’s germ of an idea is trying to harness its power for good. Anna Elliot(...)

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(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague today. Photograph: Peter de Jong/EPA

Lawyers for Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta asked the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity charges for a lack of evi(...)

Uhuru Kenyatta, dressed in blue, arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday as he departs to attend the hearing at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

The decision by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta to step down temporarily to avoid becoming the first sitting president to appear before the Internati(...)

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