Paul Vallely is Associate Editor of The Independent where he writes on social, ethical, political and cultural issues. He writes leaders, features and has a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
27 December 2012 11:21 PM
Advancing rebels are 45 miles from capital of Central African Republic
26 December 2012 12:01 AM
Sir Alex Ferguson asks club’s 75 million supporters to join The Independent’s campaign to help child soldiers in Central African Republic.
16 December 2012 12:00 AM
When a new James Bond film hits the screens, an expert is wheeled out to opine that 007's "licence to kill" is fiction, like the agent. Yet for real-life spooks, a licence to kill, torture, lie and dissemble seems to go with the job.
14 December 2012 07:40 PM
These drawings, created at rehabilitation centres, testify to scarcely imaginable suffering. Dr Rachel Calam assesses their meaning.
A Childhood Violated: why we are launching this campaign with Unicef to help Africa's child soldiers
09 December 2012 07:04 PM
The Central African Republic is home to a number of rebel groups that use child soldiers – with devastating consequences. This is the first despatch of our campaign
09 December 2012 12:00 AM
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
A country trying to mend itself needs more, not less, help
25 November 2012 12:00 AM
New alliances in the Middle East mean that, for Israel and Hamas, the worse is still to come in Gaza
18 November 2012 12:00 AM
How the Arab Spring can be traced in the recent escalation of violence
15 November 2012 12:00 AM
It's arguably the world's most venerated campaigning group. But now Amnesty is facing a crisis that threatens to tear it apart
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
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- 4 Britney Spears sings 'Alien' without Auto-Tune in embarrassing leaked audio clip
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1