Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
19 October 2014 07:16 PM
The UK’s claim to be taking a lead in tackling the crisis does not bear scrutiny
05 October 2014 06:34 PM
Few ponder the potential implications of multi-party politics crashing against a creaking two-party system
03 October 2014 06:39 PM
View from Liberia
14 September 2014 03:59 PM
Ransoms? Raids? Media black-outs? What should the strategy be?
01 September 2014 09:42 AM
It is shameful cowardice to pretend this isn't an invasion. We must act.
29 August 2014 06:22 PM
Rwandan president is implicated in funding hit squad of four men convicted of trying to kill his exiled army chief in South Africa. Yet Western countries, including Britain, continue to pander to the murderous despot
03 August 2014 07:18 PM
Our politics has been hijacked by celebrity causes when it comes to global development
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
22 June 2014 12:08 AM
Greg Dyke is wrong. International talent in the Premier League can only improve the standard of everyone’s game
15 June 2014 08:17 PM
Even if you put aside the most obvious flaw in his argument, that the invasion of Iraq and its appallingly bungled aftermath clearly upset the stability of the region
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader