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
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute