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Covid: England adds Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines to travel 'red list'
Move, which takes effect on Friday 9 April, takes number of countries on red list to 39

Heather Stewart Political editor

02, Apr, 2021 @9:57 AM

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Kenya issues ultimatum to UN to close camps housing almost 400,000 refugees
Threat to shut Dadaab and Kakuma settlements comes amid row with Somalia and prompts alarm about risks during pandemic

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

01, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o nominated as author and translator in first for International Booker
Kenyan novelist’s The Perfect Nine is first work written in an indigenous African language to be longlisted

Sian Cain

30, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Barack Obama's 'beloved grandmother' dies in Kenya aged 99
Sarah Obama was known to generations of Kenyans for her social activism, largely centered on children’s and family issues

Richard Luscombe

29, Mar, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Covid third wave may overrun Africa's healthcare, warns WHO
Leap of 50% in cases in three months and just 7m jabs across continent ‘infecting 11 health workers an hour’

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

26, Mar, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Harry Lewis obituary
Other Lives: Carpentry teacher who left the UK to teach his trade in Malawi, Lesotho and Kenya

Heather Palmer

23, Mar, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Kenyan police officers to go on trial accused of British aristocrat's murder
Alexander Monson, son of Lord Monson, died in 2012 after allegedly being beaten in a police cell

Peter Beaumont

22, Mar, 2021 @2:07 PM

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Tanzania's Covid-denying president, John Magufuli, dies aged 61
Leader’s death follows two-week absence from public life that prompted rumours he had virus

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

18, Mar, 2021 @7:48 AM

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'Ecological island': as Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya's elephants
The collapse of ecotourism during the pandemic and moves to lease land to big farms threaten vital conservation corridors

Peter Muiruri in Amboseli

11, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Tanzania’s missing president is in Kenya with Covid, says opposition leader
John Magufuli, who has repeatedly dismissed coronavirus threat, is critically ill in hospital, says Tundu Lissu

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

10, Mar, 2021 @7:46 PM

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Lack of Covid data may leave African countries behind in vaccine rush
Experts say continent may not be seen as priority because true extent of pandemic is unknown

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

15, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Boy, 16, found alive after stowing away on plane from Kenya to Netherlands
Teenager taken to hospital with hypothermia after surviving sub-zero temperatures for several hours

Molly Blackall

06, Feb, 2021 @4:57 PM

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