Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express. He writes regularly for all Independent titles.
29 December 2013 06:33 PM
Voters will turn away if they keep hearing sneers and grumbles from Cameron and co
Families that need £18,600 to spend Christmas together: The shameful earnings threshold imposed on British citizens wanting to bring their foreign spouses here
18 December 2013 07:12 PM
As politicians pander to the public’s backlash against immigration, Ian Birrell reports on the new regulations preventing husbands and wives from seeing their children
06 December 2013 12:40 PM
Africa Express has returned from its recent excursion to Mali with a new album and a more direct approach to making music
29 November 2013 07:12 PM
According to Thabo Mbeki, Tony Blair wanted to overthrow Robert Mugabe by force. The former PM denies this – but would it have been such a bad idea?
20 November 2013 12:00 AM
Tories should revive the National Liberal Party brand in order to build coalitions before, rather than after, elections
15 November 2013 06:46 PM
So the International Criminal Court can fight on in its struggle to bring tyrants to justice.
08 November 2013 06:46 PM
In our supposedly civilised society, people who are ‘different’ still face abuse, vigilante justice and death
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
The reaction to the discovery of a little blonde girl in a travellers' camp illustrates an age-old – and shameful – persecution of an isolated people
Boko Haram insurgency: The conflict in northern Nigeria crying out for more attention – and less violence
30 September 2013 05:56 PM
The group lives up to its name - which translates as 'Western education is sinful' - by shooting children taking exams and burning down dozens of schools
23 September 2013 06:40 PM
Somalia’s problems have been worsened by bungled intervention from outside
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
- 1 The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence
- 2 Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
- 3 Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
- 4 iPhone 5c to be discontinued, no iPhone 6c to replace it
- 5 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night