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Priti Patel leaves Number 10 Downing Street by the back entrance following her resignation as international development secretary on Wednesday night. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week, after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was for(...)

Opposition supporters  light fires and build roadblocks in protest at the announcement of the presidential election results, in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/EPA

Kenya’s incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 per cent of the vote in a repeated presidential election in which an opposition boycott helped lower(...)

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 (...)

People gesture near tyres set on fire during a protest against a presidential election re-run in  Mombasa. Photograph:  Joseph Okanga/Reuters

Opposition supporters boycotted Thursday’s rerun of Kenya’s disputed presidential election, clashing with police in some parts of the country and forc(...)

Supporters of  opposition leader  Raila Odinga barricade roads and burn tyres as they demonstrate in the streets in Kisumu, Kenya on Wednesday. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of creating an “electoral dictatorship” after the supreme court was u(...)

Supporters of National Super Alliance  presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the streets in Kisumu. Photograph: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan police used bullets and tear gas on Tuesday to disperse a small demonstration in Nairobi two days before elections, as the main opposition lead(...)

 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(...)

 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(...)

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