Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express. He writes regularly for all Independent titles.
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
30 May 2014 02:00 PM
Beaux-Arts beauty is brought back to life
25 May 2014 12:00 AM
18 May 2014 05:06 PM
As MPs prepare for another holiday, it's about time they started thinking more about how their breaks look to voters
18 May 2014 12:00 AM
11 May 2014 06:59 PM
Instead of holding up signs on Twitter, our politicians could tackle the pin-striped pimps who corrode communities with their greed
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms
- 1 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 2 David De Gea transfer collapses: Manchester United goalkeeper's £29m move to Real Madrid off - because paperwork 'not done in time'
- 3 Pansexual: What is it - and when did the word become popular?
- 4 Isis releases graphic video showing four Shia 'spies' being burned alive in Anbar, Iraq
- 5 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night