Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
10 February 2013 07:04 PM
The Coalition deserves credit for confronting a thorny issue, but focusing on middle class concerns about losing homes ignores the plight of many others
06 February 2013 07:58 PM
This Government has taken positive steps to reform healthcare, but we must face up to a fundamental truth - events at Mid Staffordshire were tragic but far from unique
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.
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