Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
01 February 2013 06:59 PM
Why does Cameron think Africa is in need of redemption?
25 January 2013 06:31 PM
If our Government wants to tackle avoidance, it should compel big businesses to publish exactly how much corporation tax they pay. Luckily Labour support the idea
20 January 2013 12:00 AM
As Islamist militants try to take over, suppressed artists show support for the French
13 January 2013 07:47 PM
If Mopti fell, it would plunge 120,000 into the arms of the Islamists, with their segregation of sexes, banning of music and brutal interpretations of sharia
08 January 2013 07:00 PM
Turkey, France and Holland are building trade links with resurgent African nations
27 December 2012 06:19 PM
It may be low politics or high principle but the Government is right to push for this
23 November 2012 07:57 PM
Tagging along on an all-party trip to Equatorial Guinea, Ian Birrell saw how reality can quickly be forgotten
18 November 2012 07:12 PM
He's been hailed as the "Wizard of Oz", but there are limits to the wizardry of the man who'll be running the Conservative election campaign.
11 November 2012 12:45 AM
The Director General has stepped down, but the broadcaster needs yet more radical surgery
At last! Commissioners will restore public trust in the police by devolving power and are long overdue
23 October 2012 06:05 PM
Lamentable leadership and the influence of unions have held back the men in uniform for too long. Now you can vote and exert some control over their actions
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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