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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(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta appointing deputy president William Ruto as acting president while he attends the International Criminal Court status conference at the Hague. Photograph: PSCU Handout via Reuters

Kenya’s president said today he would attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week, the first sitting world leader to appear in The (...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta was officially informed at the weekend that his trial for crimes against humanity would not go ahead. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has been ordered to appear before judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) next month, even though he was off(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta had pleaded not guilty to five counts of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The trial of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, the most important in the 12-year history of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will not open as s(...)

African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

Three-year-old Nino looks at a blackboard in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up in a school closed due to the epidemic  in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly under(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, whose trial is scheduled to start on October 7th, denies orchestrating post-election violence in 2008 in which some 1,200 people died. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

As the International Criminal Court (ICC) meets today amid claims that Kenya has deliberately obstructed the trial of its president, Uhuru Kenyatta(...)

Residents gather near the scene of a massacre by gunmen in the coastal Kenyan town of Mpeketoni last month. Photograph: Joseph Okanga/Reuters

Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said today.The Somali Islamist militant gr(...)

Somalia’s al Shabaab, a brutal jihadist militia linked to al Qaeda, has over the past two years been on the retreat, its forces expelled by Somali and(...)

 A member of the bomb squad measures the distance between two blast sites after twin improvised explosive devices (IED) went off in Gikomba market. Photograph:  Christena Dowsett/Getty Images

Authorities in Kenya said 10 people had died in two explosions in the capital, Nairobi, today, heightening fears of terrorist attacks in one of Africa(...)

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