Daniel Howden was formerly Africa Correspondent for The Independent.
12 November 2012 09:50 PM
Five years ago on a shabby university campus in Polokwane, the capital of impoverished Limpopo Province, the President of South Africa was heckled by his own party members as he took to the podium. Within 24 hours Thabo Mbeki had been ousted as leader of the ruling African National Congress.
07 November 2012 12:00 AM
Photos of protest, in which 34 miners were killed, back claims that South African officers tampered with the crime scene
03 November 2012 12:00 AM
In other parts of the world, the excitement of four years ago is minimal – except in China, where elections are unheard of
31 October 2012 12:00 AM
Warships from Tehran dock in Port Sudan as tensions between the two Middle East powers escalate
30 October 2012 12:00 AM
The rising tide of radical Islamism has sparked growing unrest on the idyllic islands of Zanzibar. Daniel Howden reports from Stone Town
28 October 2012 07:15 PM
South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, has dropped a lawsuit against the country’s most celebrated political cartoonist.
26 October 2012 05:35 PM
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose work treating thousands of rape victims earned him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, has survived an assassination attempt.
24 October 2012 09:00 PM
Foreign Jihadists join al-Qa'ida militants as battle over former French colony looms
Worldwide sea piracy falls to lowest level in four years following international warship patrols in the Gulf of Aden
22 October 2012 04:27 PM
Attempted hijackings fell from more than 350 to 233 in the first nine months of this year
19 October 2012 12:00 AM
Critics allege country's government has created a buffer state in eastern Congo led by its allies
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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