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Supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza wait for him to return to the capital reuters

Burundi coup: Confusion reigns as President Pierre Nkurunziza tries to regain control following arrest of generals

Leaders of the failed coup have been rounded up, but protests continue in the capital

Protesters, who are opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term, gesture in front of a burning barricade in Bujumbura, Burundi

Burundi's ultimate power struggle risks plunging country back into civil war

Amid fierce fighting, the embattled President has returned to reclaim his position. But fears grow that the East African nation could be thrown into fresh turmoil by a 'purely political' coup attempt

Hilary Monson, mother of Alexander, struggles as she is prevented from entering Ukunda police station in Kenya in May

Alex Monson: Inquest into aristocrat’s death in Kenyan police custody begins

Family claim Monson’s death in 2012 was caused by a blow to the head

A woman is helped by Red Cross staff after viewing a relative’s body

Kenya Garissa University attack: President faces fury over 'failure to tackle terror threat'

The massacre by al-Shabaab that left 147 dead at Garissa University seems to have caught the government unawares - despite warnings

Paramedics help a woman who was injured during an attack by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab gunmen on the Moi University campus in Garissa on April 2, 2015. At least 70 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university today, the interior minister said, the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998.

Kenya Garissa University attack: The US is waging a little-publicised war on the al-Shabaab terror group

Analysts have questioned the effectiveness of a tactic aimed more at keeping the terrorist threat at bay than at tackling the appeal of the militants

Postcard from... Kenya

Farmers in central Kenya are reporting large groups of monkeys aggressively targeting women amid a dry spell that has contributed to a shortage of food and water.

Vice-President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta

The case against Kenya's powerful vice-president, William Ruto, that the ICC must win to vindicate itself

Following the collapse of its case against President Kenyatta for orchestrating ethnic clashes following the disputed election in 2007, the court's attention now shifts to his deputy

Postcard from... Nairobi

A senior detective faces an abrupt halt to her promotion prospects after her husband refused to reveal his bank statements to the vetting panel that has the final say on her appointment. The reason for his refusal? His wife told the public panel – after a request to give her reasons in private was rejected – that she believes he has a second polygamous marriage.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta receives a guard of honour in Nairobi last year

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta 'funded and orchestrated' violence of feared Mungiki militia after 2007 election

ICC's chief prosecutor lays out damning summary of pre-trial charges of high-profile case that collapsed last month amid accusations of bribery and intimidation

The bodies of victims killed in the attack on quarry workers in north-eastern Kenya are brought into a mortuary in Nairobi

Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab gunmen behead and shoot 36 non-Muslim labourers at Mandera quarry

Latest deadly attack highlights President Kenyatta’s inability to protect his country against a growing menace

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