Daniel Howden

Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.

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Fear and confusion: how workers ran for their lives as brutal onslaught began

Eyewitnesses describe hostages seeking refuge under beds and in roof spaces as Algerian forces took matters into their own hands

Ban Ki-Moon wants drones to back up Congolese troops

UN wants drones over Congo to keep the peace

African mission plea for more firepower after being humiliated by rebel advance in DRC

ANC President, Jacob Zuma, right, celebrates his re-election with new deputy leader, Cyril Ramaphosa

Billionaire waits in wings as ANC re-elects Jacob Zuma as its leader

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

With no end in sight to the crisis, Unicef is focusing efforts on providing care

Cheick Modibo Diarra announced his resignation on television

Seized at gunpoint and forced to resign, Mali loses its civil ruler

International plan to tackle Islamist radicals thrown into doubt after army grabs power again

Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and William Ruto are accused of inciting tribal violence after the last election five years ago

Kenyan presidential contenders face legal fight over 2008 violence

Political allies signed electoral pact in what is seen as an attempt to avoid trial at The Hague

As the fighting moves from Goma to Sake, residents head in the opposite direction to escape the violence

UN accuses army chief of supplying Congo rebels

M23 mutineers gain ground as president holds talks with Rwandan leader

A Tanzanian solider from the African Union fires a rocket

The future of war is looking bleak

Predictions based on population data suggest conflict will become increasingly rare

The entrance to the Abdulaziz mosque

Faith in the future of Somalia

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

Rebels from the M23 group arrive in Goma yesterday

Rwanda's invading army

The M23 rebels are on the march, capturing  a key Congolese city after overrunning UN troops. But who is really backing them?

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