Richard Dowden


The sick man of Africa

8 December 2012 9:00 am

Why Congo isn’t sharing in its region’s renaissance

After Mandela

7 January 2012 4:00 pm

At 100, the African National Congress looks distinctly unattractive


Three decades of murder and misrule

24 February 2010 12:00 am

On 4 March 1980, Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. Richard Dowden explains how this intelligent and charismatic man became addicted to brutality

Downhill all the way?

18 June 2005 12:00 am

Martin Meredith ended his 1984 book on Africa, The First Dance of Freedom, with a quote from a recent report…