Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.
19 June 2013 06:40 PM
Twenty killed during gun battle with Somali militants as staff try to flee to secure bunker
Al-Shabaab: The key to support of Islamist rebels was their navigation of Somalia's competing complex of clans
19 June 2013 06:38 PM
Ultimate defeat militants will only come with a comprehensive political settlement for war-torn country
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in electoral climbdown as he agrees to push back date of vote from end of July
17 June 2013 06:36 PM
Robert Mugabe has acceded to regional pressure and agreed to push back the date for elections in Zimbabwe. The 89-year-old president had risked a constitutional crisis by using special powers to announce polls on 31 July.
PM Morgan Tsvangirai accuses Robert Mugabe of frog marching Zimbabwe towards another 'illegitimate and violent' election
14 June 2013 09:28 AM
President invokes powers to bypass parliament and declare elections to be held by the end of July
12 June 2013 06:46 PM
South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, tells parliament in Cape Town that 'we are very happy with the progress that he's now making'
12 June 2013 06:10 PM
Much of what went wrong with modern Greece left its mark somewhere in the gloomy hallways of the headquarters of ERT, the state broadcaster.
Nelson Mandela in hospital: South Africa holds its breath once more as co-defendant calls for nation to 'release' its hero
09 June 2013 07:56 PM
The former president’s co-defendant in trial said there was a possibility he would not be well again
31 May 2013 06:27 PM
Hydroelectric project creating water anxiety in Egypt; reporter covering farm evictions arrested
23 May 2013 07:06 PM
The United Nations Secretary General has warned armed rebels in Eastern Congo that the organisation's new “intervention brigade” would prevent any repeat of the fighting which has driven thousands of refugees out of camps this week. In a visit to the embattled lakeside city of Goma, Ban Ki-moon said the 3,000-strong force which has begun deployment will “enforce the peace”.
17 May 2013 06:46 PM
Fighter aircraft join renewed offensive against militant group in Borno state
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
- 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