Daniel Howden is Africa Correspondent for The Independent. He has reported from more than 50 countries covering everything from wars and elections to natural disasters and environmental crises. Special interests beyond Africa include southeast Europe, Latin America and global forests. A former Athens correspondent he has returned to Greece regularly during the European debt crisis. Now based in Nairobi, he acted as producer on the documentary 'Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy', winner of the Boccalino D'Oro prize at the 2012 Locarno film festival.
26 June 2012 09:30 AM
Greece will enter Thursday's critical European summit in a state of disarray after its Finance Minister-designate resigned over health problems yesterday.
25 June 2012 09:10 AM
Greece is heading into the most important European summit of recent times without its new prime minister, who will remain in Athens to recover from eye surgery. The sense of a leadership vacuum has been compounded by the collapse of the new finance minister who was taken to hospital before he could be sworn into office.
Greek citizens: 'Family is all that is holding us together. But it can't last, people are getting tired'
21 June 2012 10:00 AM
As a new PM takes office, Daniel Howden finds out how ordinary Greeks are surviving
21 June 2012 10:00 AM
Greece got its first elected prime minister for eight months yesterday as the conservative leader Antonis Samaras was sworn in at the head of a coalition government.
20 June 2012 08:00 AM
Fresh from elections in which Greek voters pulled back from the brink of confrontation with its international creditors, the country is set to risk further ire by asking for more time to meet the targets it has been set in return for loans.
19 June 2012 10:30 AM
Samaras must prove himself at home and in Europe
14 June 2012 09:00 AM
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.
11 June 2012 11:30 AM
The architect of Kenya's military campaign in Somalia and a leading presidential candidate for next year's election has died in a helicopter crash in the hills outside the capital, Nairobi.
31 May 2012 09:00 AM
Rights groups hail jailing of Liberia's former president for horrific war crimes in Sierra Leone
29 May 2012 12:00 AM
Investigators in Nairobi are trying to establish the cause of a blast that wounded at least two dozen people and destroyed a complex of shops in a city that has been on red alert for a possible terrorist strike.
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