Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.
05 July 2013 07:28 PM
The family feud over the graves of the children of Nelson Mandela drew a sharp rebuke yesterday from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
03 July 2013 06:42 PM
Battle over bodies of statesman’s children ends as they are taken back to ancestral village
02 July 2013 08:09 PM
A judge ordered Nelson Mandela's grandson to exhume the bodies of three of the anti-apartheid leader's children today and return them to their original graves, the latest twist in a dispute that has divided South Africa's most famous family.
30 June 2013 07:48 PM
The tug of war over the remains of three of Nelson Mandela's children is set to continue after his grandson said he would challenge a court order to return them to the anti-apartheid icon's childhood home of Qunu in Eastern Cape.
30 June 2013 07:44 PM
US President promises funding to provide 'the energy to lift people out of poverty' by doubling Africans' access to electricity
28 June 2013 04:28 PM
Barack Obama has not confirmed whether he will visit the ailing president
South Africa prepares to say farewell to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, who remains in 'stable but critical' condition in Pretoria hospital
27 June 2013 05:28 PM
Ndileka Mandela says former president's condition is still critical but has not worsened, while daughter Makaziwe says he is responding to touch
27 June 2013 12:00 AM
26 June 2013 11:38 AM
A friend of the Mandelas has denied reports of family row over funeral arrangements for the ailing 94-year-old who is in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. South African media reported a rift had emerged over where Nelson Mandela should be buried, with his grandson Mandla wanting him interred in the village of Mvezo, where the anti-apartheid leader was born, while others supported Qunu, where he grew up.
19 June 2013 06:58 PM
Twenty killed during gun battle with Somali militants as staff try to flee to secure bunker
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
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