News A man in Kenya has woken up in a morgue after he was pronounced dead

The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

New fossil find points to complex 'family tree'

The history of human evolution is more complex than previously supposed, according to fossils showing that several species of early man once lived cheek by jowl in the same region of East Africa.

The cranium of 1470, now confirmed as a separate species

Fossil discovery rewrites the story of human evolution

The history of human evolution is more complex than previously supposed, according to fossils showing that several species of early man once lived cheek by jowl in the same region of East Africa.

Venezuela's Kenya envoy strangled

Venezuela's acting ambassador to Kenya has been murdered at her official residence in Nairobi.

Chris Froome: 'I haven't seen more Africans in the peloton. It's not that mixed up yet'

Tour de France: Chris Froome zooms from riding with lions to pride of pack

Kenyan-born rider is the other great Briton on tour who has gone up a gear with Wiggins

Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad, left, and Sayed Mansour Mousavi

Iranian agents arrested in Kenya were 'looking for foreign targets'

Israel and Iran's Cold War spills over into East Africa

Stelios set for take off with a pan-African airline

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, pictured, moved closer to launching a pan-African, low-cost airline yesterday after a British investment firm he is part of bought Lonhro's African aviation business.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou set for take-off with a pan-African airline in Lonrho deal

EasyJet's founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou moved closer to launching a pan-African, low-cost airline yesterday after a British investment firm he is part of bought Lonhro's African aviation business.

One killed in grenade blast in Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa

Gunmen detonated grenades outside a night club in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa yesterday, killing one person and wounding several others in the latest attack since Kenya sent troops into Somalia to crush Islamist militants.

Judith Tebbutt, who was kidnapped six months ago, was handed to British officials in Nairobi yesterday

Kidnappers free tycoon's widow after her friends raise ransom cash

Even while being ushered across a desolate Somali airstrip to the small plane waiting to fly her to freedom yesterday, Judith Tebbutt's release from seven months of captivity was shrouded in uncertainty.

Judith Tebbutt was kidnapped by Somali gunmen last year

Somali pirates free British hostage Judith Tebbutt

A British woman kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast did not know that her husband had been killed for another two weeks.

Briton dies in Kenya balcony fall

A British man has died after he fell from a balcony following an apparent robbery by car thieves at the home of his girlfriend - one of Kenya's top fashion models.

'Widow of 7/7 bomber' hunted by Kenyan police over terror plot

A woman, who may be the widow of one of the London 7/7 suicide bombers, is being hunted by Kenyan police over a suspected terror plot.

Simon Kelner: The camaraderie of a 27-hour journey home

We are probably all familiar with that sinking feeling. You arrive at an airport and, as you check in, the person behind the desk tells you that there might be a delay on your flight.

Ethnic divisions exploited during the 2007 elections led to more than 1,500 deaths

Kenyan leaders to face trial for inciting ethnic war

Main presidential contenders called to The Hague over violence that tore nation apart

Kenya travel warning, plus the lowdown on redundancy cover for holidays

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

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It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
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'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

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Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

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One man's day in high heels

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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End of the Aussie brain drain

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Can meditation be bad for you?

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