Aidan Hartley Aidan Hartley

When it comes to Africa, the media look away

The hardest thing for Nairobi hacks like the late, brave Mark Huband was to get editors to take the story seriously

Rwandan Tutsi refugees flee across the border into Burundi in April 1994 to escape the bloodbath [theodore liasi / Alamy Stock Photo]

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