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?
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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