Daniel Howden

Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.

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Micki Pistorius, a criminal profiler, was a regular at her nephew Oscar’s court proceedings last week

Why South Africa's top murder expert will not be involved in Oscar Pistorius case: she is his aunt

As prosecutors and police prepare for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, they are expected to enlist the services of a psychologist to build a profile of the accused. The one person they will not be able to turn to is Micki Pistorius, arguably South Africa's most experienced criminal profiler, who is also the aunt of the 26-year-old athlete.

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner goes from hero to hunted as he’s freed on bail after marathon hearing

Pistorius is ordered to hand over firearms and passports, avoid his home and all witnesses in the case, report to police twice a week and not to drink alcohol

The tension in the Pretoria courtroom reached its peak in the closing hours of Pistorius hearing

After 105 minutes of summing up, the defence counsel captured the feelings of people all over the world when he said 'I'm just glad it's over'

Pistorius prosecution in disarray as lead detective is taken off case for attempted murder charges

Revival of charges against  Hilton Botha forces police to draft in replacement

Oscar Pistorius's hopes rise after lawyer savages detective's evidence

Hilton Botha was confident when he set out the case against the runner. Then the cross-examination began

Prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius suffers a blow in court

The hunched Oscar Pistorius who wept through much of the first day and a half of this courtroom drama in South Africa, was replaced by an upright and alert observer this afternoon.

I thought Reeva was in bed when I fired shots, says Oscar Pistorius

Independent Africa correspondent Daniel Howden witnesses a dramatic opening to South Africa's most compelling case since end of apartheid

Mamphela Ramphele at the launch of Agang yesterday

New political party formed to make 1990s dream reality

The launch of South Africa's newest political party today began with a nod to the past rather than the future. People were asked to remember the "patience and quiet dignity" of the long queues in 1994 when most South Africans got their first chance to vote. "Do you remember the dream we embraced to build ours into a great society?"

Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria magistrates court after spending a night in police custody

Battle lines drawn in Oscar Pistorius court fight as legal team fight girlfriend murder charge

Bail hearing will see continued attempts by star’s representatives to spare him life sentence

A tribute to model Reeva Steenkamp on reality show ‘TIOT’

'Reeva Steenkamp was the mom figure... Oscar Pistorius must rot in jail,' says reality TV co-star

There's fascination, but little joy, at Reeva Steenkamp’s last appearance in Tropika Island of Treasure. Daniel Howden watches with another of the stars

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