Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.
18 January 2013 11:55 PM
Eyewitnesses describe hostages seeking refuge under beds and in roof spaces as Algerian forces took matters into their own hands
10 January 2013 07:41 PM
African mission plea for more firepower after being humiliated by rebel advance in DRC
18 December 2012 07:58 PM
Apartheid-era hero Cyril Ramaphosa returns to frontline politics as deputy leader
There have been nearly 600 recorded child abductions by the LRA since 2008. Joseph Kony's child bride was one of them
16 December 2012 07:04 PM
With no end in sight to the crisis, Unicef is focusing efforts on providing care
11 December 2012 09:00 PM
International plan to tackle Islamist radicals thrown into doubt after army grabs power again
03 December 2012 07:17 PM
Political allies signed electoral pact in what is seen as an attempt to avoid trial at The Hague
23 November 2012 05:10 PM
M23 mutineers gain ground as president holds talks with Rwandan leader
22 November 2012 07:16 PM
Predictions based on population data suggest conflict will become increasingly rare
21 November 2012 07:23 PM
The mosque that once dominated the ravaged nation’s capital is shattered by war and in ruins, but its imam has never lost hope – and now it looks set to rise again
21 November 2012 12:00 AM
The M23 rebels are on the march, capturing a key Congolese city after overrunning UN troops. But who is really backing them?
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating