Sub-Saharan Africa

Rarely has a continent seen a combination of such widespread anguish and determined hope as that experienced in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, once the superpower rivalry which had divided it since the 1960s was no more. Stagnant as it had been, under the weight of dictatorial power – whether allied to Moscow or Washington – the region emerged from the Cold War with the determination to see overnight change. In exceptional cases, this was partially achieved. In much of the continent, however, turmoil erupted. Mark Huband travelled ceaselessly, an observer and reporter whose accounts of emergent democracy and vibrant cultures are matched by his powerful coverage of the Liberian civil war, the Somali famine and the Rwandan genocide. Through his eyewitness reporting and careful analysis, he provided newspaper readers with unique insights into some of the most dramatic and devastating events the world has ever seen.

Renewed fighting rocks Liberia - September 1, 1992
Why Africa is in agony - August 31, 1992
UN observers wounded in Somalia - August 29, 1992
US food airlift to Somalia begins despite concerns over security - August 28, 1992
Kenya’s divided opposition in battle for tribal support - August 25, 1992
Zaire’s internal split worsens as rebels support former PM - August 24, 1992
Somalia’s vanquished and outsiders flee to city of hungry - August 22, 1992
Death deals blow to Kenya opposition - August 15, 1992
Hopes for Kenya opposition fall as split widens - August 14, 1992
Mogadishu ‘secure for emergency aid’ - August 13, 1992
Somalia to let UN guard aid convoys - August 12, 1992
UN set to send troops to guard Somali aid convoys - August 11, 1992
“I left my home because nobody was helping us” - August 10, 1992
UN team arrives to force open Somali aid corridors - August 7, 1992
The disintegration of Somalia -
Death beyond understanding - August 6, 1992
Relief teams criticise UN plan to halt Somali food aid - August 5, 1992
Hunger flows from the barrels of Somali guns - August 3, 1992
Poll row may split Kenyan opposition - August 1, 1992
Population dying like flies, UN officials warn - July 30, 1992
Chadian troops back down after threat to storm palace - April 24, 1992
Conference tries to sideline Mobutu - April 18, 1992
Rioters rampage through Abidjan - February 19, 1992
US for Mobutu until elections - February 7, 1992
Habre’s soldiers attack troops near Lake Chad - February 3, 1992
Mauritanian presidential win disputed by opposition leaders - January 27, 1992
Congo PM holds crisis talks after army mutiny kills five - January 22, 1992
Mobutu accused of giving cash and diamonds to French leaders - January 18, 1992
Continent’s Aids rate will double to 14 million in next five years - December 20, 1991
Right and left run neck and neck in Nigeria state polls - December 16, 1991