Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.
06 December 2013 07:05 PM
He was both an inspiration and a reproach to his fellow African heads of state. But will the great man’s example continue to resonate, now that he is gone?
Kenya shopping mall attack latest: Military takes control of shopping centre and says all hostages freed
24 September 2013 06:20 AM
Four deafening explosions at lunchtime on Monday marked what was the beginning of the end of Kenya’s worst terror attack since the 1990s.
22 September 2013 10:07 PM
For those familiar with the methods of the Somali Islamists, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen [or Mujahedin Youth Movement], the attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall initially appeared to be a textbook operation. A team of gunmen had blasted its way into a high-value target using assault rifles and grenades and proceeded to inflict as many casualties as possible.
29 August 2013 06:28 PM
Confusion over the crisis in eastern Congo stems from three separate and often competing peace efforts in one of the world’s most unstable areas. Fighting between rebel groups and the army has displaced one million people since July, all under the watchful eye of the UN’s biggest peacekeeping operation.
29 August 2013 06:24 PM
Death of UN soldier deepens military crisis along border with Rwanda
26 July 2013 06:22 PM
Days before election, Zimbabweans read allegations of corruption in ruling party
24 July 2013 01:22 PM
Wave of sackings aimed at removing country's powerful vice president Riek Machar
07 July 2013 11:41 PM
The Monday Interview: The World Bank chief remains an outsider with big ambitions
07 July 2013 12:00 AM
World View: South Africa has certainly changed since the ANC came to power, but the party's failure to tackle economic inequality is glaringly evident
05 July 2013 07:29 PM
No part of South Africa has been untouched by the life of the first post-apartheid president. But different parts were affected in different ways
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more