Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
Africa united: How Dakar Fashion Week has tackled prejudice – and helped build a creative hub in Senegal
13 May 2012 12:00 AM
In Senegal, fashion is a challenge to class taboos, to machismo and to the prejudices of the outside world. And, as Peter Popham discovers, it is also a vigorous celebration of young Africa coming into its own
12 May 2012 12:01 AM
South Africa’s last white leader appears to defend policy of segregating racial groups
07 May 2012 12:00 AM
So far none of these rapidly growing parties has succeeded in forging a meaningful alliance with any of the others across national borders
05 May 2012 12:00 AM
Clip showing hockey star training for London 2012 'on Argentine soil' in Port Stanley provokes fury
29 April 2012 12:00 AM
Their killing power is immense and the surveillance possibilities are endless. Perhaps it's no wonder that the awesome potential of unmanned aerial vehicles is now being so energetically explored – from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the London Olympics.
21 April 2012 12:00 AM
Behind the death in China of a British businessman are murky tales of corruption and infighting that reach the top of the Communist party
14 April 2012 12:00 AM
Mr Cameron, it must be said, is no slouch: in announcing that sanctions on Burma are to be not lifted but "suspended", he succeeded in saving everyone's face while at the same time throwing almost everyone off balance.
12 April 2012 12:00 AM
An earthquake's force has the caprice of a wild, giant child, flattening this and pardoning that, as if according to some mad moral scheme. But the tsunami allows no such cosy anthropomorphism: nothing within its compass is spared. Everything, excepting only the peculiarly rugged, is demolished, dismembered, pulverised, atomised, by nothing more awesome than the power of water.
11 April 2012 12:00 AM
He may have picked an odd day to go – the first day of the water festival, which heralds Burma's new year, when citizens joyously drench each other from dawn to dusk – but when David Cameron visits the former British colony on Friday, becoming the first British leader to do so since Anthony Eden, he will have much to talk about.
06 April 2012 12:00 AM
Authorities have ignored everyday people as they struggle to get economies back on an even keel
- 1 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 2 Charles Saatchi accepts caution for assault over incident in Scott’s restaurant when he put his hands on throat of wife Nigella Lawson
- 3 Anatomy of a waiter: Service staff spill the secrets of their trade
- 4 Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo advised to stay at Real Madrid for another 18 months before making possible switch to Manchester United
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria