Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
16 November 2014 10:46 PM
Attempts to pacify the rabble win them over briefly before they return even more rabid
09 November 2014 06:51 PM
Either you define yourself quickly or others do it for you
02 November 2014 07:08 PM
So why does British aid continue to flood in?
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
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests