Nigeria

Queen Victoria and the slave’s daughter

15 July 2017 9:00 am

When Martha Ann Ricks was 76 she travelled from her home in Liberia to London to meet Queen Victoria. The…

Barber Shop Chronicles assembles some of the finest comic talents around

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The National Theatre could hardly resist Barber Shop Chronicles. The play shines a light on a disregarded ethnic community, black…

The Gift of Patience: the pair reach safety in Maiduguri

Boko Haram’s massacre of the innocents

3 June 2017 9:00 am

The group of kidnapped women were terrified. They had been brought back to the camp as booty and were being…

School children listen to a radio broadcast given by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in 2014

How radio can help refugees integrate

18 February 2017 9:00 am

The Indian Prime Minister has twigged something that President Trump has yet to understand. On Monday, celebrated as World Radio…

Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Every week, there are more massacres of Nigeria’s Christians – so why is nobody interested?

Through the Sahara to the Jungle: a migrant’s tale

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Why would a migrant cross the Sahara, Libya, the Med and most of Europe in a quest to reach Britain? I asked one

ARCHIVIO CAMERAPHOTO EPOCHE/GETTY IMAGES

Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Hungry migrants are right to boycott Italian food, says Nicholas Farrell

Portrait of the week

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Home Parents would be able to have their children’s passports removed if they were suspected of planning to travel abroad…

Portrait of the week

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Home The government postponed a Commons vote on relaxing the Hunting Act in England and Wales after the Scottish National…

Portrait of the week

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Tens of thousands took part in a demonstration in London against austerity, and thousands more in other cities. Russell…

Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Private military contractors have done wonders against Boko Haram. They could against Isis, too

Portrait of the week

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Home Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Conservative foreign secretary, resigned as chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee and promised…

Only capitalism can save Nigeria

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Is West Africa's powerhouse headed for a boom - or a coup?

Patriotism isn’t uncivilised - it’s what makes civilisation possible

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Is it racist to be patriotic? Is patriotism, by definition, small-minded and exclusive? When you strip away the onion layers…

Panic about Ebola in Africa – not here

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Got Ebola yet? Early symptoms are very difficult to distinguish from either winter flu or, indeed, a particularly bad hangover.…

What will it take for us to stop doing business with Qatar?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Qatari money has flooded into London – but also into much less savoury places

The forgotten flank of the forgotten corps of the Forgotten Army

6 September 2014 9:00 am

The British who fought in Burma became known as the ‘Forgotten Army’ because this was a neglected theatre of the…

David Cameron's plot to keep us in the EU (it's working)

24 May 2014 9:00 am

I write this before the results of the European elections, making the not very original guess that Ukip will do…

Why does Britain's fight for religious freedom stop at Dover?

17 May 2014 9:00 am

‘We don’t do God,’ was Alastair Campbell’s put-down when his charge, Tony Blair, was tempted to raise the issue of…

Bye-bye Bric, hello Mint — are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey really the new boom economies?  

11 January 2014 9:00 am

New year new ideas as we woke up on Monday morning to find ourselves in Lagos with Evan Davies trying…

Malala for free schools

9 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s not state education but private education she’s fighting for – so why doesn’t the media admit that?

The war on Christians

5 October 2013 9:00 am

It’s time the world paid more attention to assaults against Christians

419 by Will Ferguson - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The term ‘419’ is drawn from the article in the Nigerian penal code that addresses fraud. However, it has transcended…

Beyond the Malachite Hills, by Jonathan Lawley; Last Man In, by John Hare - review

11 May 2013 9:00 am

In post when the curtain came down on Britain’s African empire, there survives today a generation of colonial officers whose…

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi - review

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Excitement over the extraterritorial birthplace of authors on Granta’s recent list of Britain’s best young novelists must have been old…