Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.
25 February 2013 12:00 AM
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.
23 February 2013 12:00 AM
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
22 February 2013 07:18 PM
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'
21 February 2013 07:38 PM
Revival of charges against Hilton Botha forces police to draft in replacement
20 February 2013 09:31 PM
Hilton Botha was confident when he set out the case against the runner. Then the cross-examination began
20 February 2013 03:00 PM
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.
19 February 2013 03:30 PM
Independent Africa correspondent Daniel Howden witnesses a dramatic opening to South Africa's most compelling case since end of apartheid
18 February 2013 08:36 PM
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?"
18 February 2013 12:00 AM
Bail hearing will see continued attempts by star’s representatives to spare him life sentence
17 February 2013 09:54 PM
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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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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