Alex Duval Smith
Alex Duval Smith is a freelance foreign correspondent based in South Africa
21 February 1999 12:02 AM
Faith, football, and fuel have for once been overshadowed, as Nigeria goes to the polls. Despite well-founded doubts, the people are ready to believe elections may get the country back on its feet
13 February 1999 12:02 AM
Wars are fought over them and fortunes made trading and smuggling them. Alex Duval Smith traces an extraordinary journey
07 February 1999 12:02 AM
Violent crime, fuelled by unemployment, is raging in South Africa - deterring the very investment which might solve the problem, writes Alex Duval Smith
28 January 1999 12:02 AM
WHEN THINGS are really bad - when the power station has been bombed, the telephone exchange has been machine-gunned and half the population has gone into exile - there are still hotel guests.
24 January 1999 12:02 AM
Alex Duval Smith meets the British diplomat who the Sierra Leoneans call Chief Komrabai Penfold. He believes that the ravaged country deserves far more of our support
This is a nation of husbands who have seen their wives executed and their children's hands chopped off
23 January 1999 12:02 AM
Alex Duval Smith, one of the few journalists in Sierra Leone since Freetown was invaded, hears the tales of horror from the victims of a senseless war
13 January 1999 12:02 AM
MYLES TIERNEY was part of that unique breed - the news agency journalist in Africa - who take all the risks for none of the fame.
In defence of liberal democracy
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General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
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