• 4 Dec 2013

    Into the heart of Africa

    Leaving from “toy-town” Paris, I travel into the Central African Republic – a country of bandits, gunmen, violent civil disorder, and darkness.

  • 18 Nov 2013

    Dreaming of Europe, Africa’s migrants risk disease, rape and death

    Migrants are risking unimaginable horror to escape the poverty of sub-Saharan Africa, travelling through Libya in search of Europe’s promised land.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    A white supremacist, whose DNA test showed he was 14 per cent Sub-Saharan African, insists that the results are “statistical noise”. Could he be right?

  • 30 Jul 2013

    Zimbabwe elections: Mugabe in power until he dies?

    Despite appearing ever more out of touch with his people, 89-year-old Robert Mugabe looks unlikely to relinquish power just yet – no matter who wins the election.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    Why Chinua Achebe embodied Africa’s struggles

    Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, whose death has been announced, was the father of modern African writing. International Editor Lindsey Hilsum looks back on his remarkable achievements.

  • 26 Jan 2013

    Mali: how will the city of Gao welcome the French?

    We hope to be in Gao later today to witness how the French in Mali are greeted in the first major city to fall to them in this war.

  • 22 Nov 2012

    Suddenly, the British government changes policy on Rwanda

    The Foreign Office had been reluctant to blame President Kagame’s government for the surge in fighting in the east of the DR Congo. That changed when it emerged Rwanda was behind the M23 rebel group which seized Goma.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    Lindsey contemplates one of the major questions facing Africa: whether China’s influence in the continent a good thing.

  • 27 May 2011

    With uprisings sweeping the Middle East, and fugitive killers like Osama bin Laden and Ratko Mladic captured, this is a historic year. Lindsey Hilsum looks at the historic stories that are being missed.

  • 1 Oct 2010

    International Editor Lindsey Hilsum on the grim reality of what lies behind today’s report on genocide in the Congo.

  • 26 Aug 2010

    The mass rape of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo appears to be systematic, rather than opportunistic, writes International Editor Lindsey Hilsum. How can we stop it?

  • 9 Jun 2010

    On his return from Johannesburg, Channel 4 News foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller blogs that South Africa’s World Cup is a recognition of what the African continent has brought to football.

  • 25 May 2010

    Malawi's anti-gay stand

    Sooner or later there was going to be a showdown somewhere in Africa over the continental-wide Christian backed attacks on homosexuality. It seems Malawi is it. The jailing with hard labour for fourteen years of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza – after they declared their intention of sealing a civil union, has finally concentrated action…

  • 7 Oct 2009

    We’ve received the following posting from Dr Catherine Maternowska, who works in the Mombasa hospital featured in last month’s film on child sex abuse in Kenya. The hope among the hospital’s staff is that the film – and Catherine’s blog – will promote awareness, both at home and abroad, of the problems Kenyan children face.…

  • 1 Oct 2009

    In response to viewers’ messages requesting further information on how to get involved with charities working with Kenya, following our report on child sex abuse in that country, we can post the following details: KENYAN ORGANISATIONS FIGHTING AGAINST CHILD SEX ABUSE Offers of help to the sexual violence clinic at Mombasa Coast General Hospital should…