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.

Libya forges links with new style Chad - December 8, 1990
Ousted Chadian leader’s torture villa uncovered - December 7, 1990
French army at ease as Chad falls to rebels - December 5, 1990
French blamed in Chad coup - December 4, 1990
Chad rebels ‘kill Habré as he flees’ - December 3, 1990
Up to 50 killed as Togolese troops overthrow regime - November 29, 1990
Abidjan ruling party sweeps to victory - November 27, 1990
Ivory Coast opposition claims hired thugs disrupted election - November 26, 1990
‘Bribes bonanza’ as Ivory Coast goes to polls - November 24, 1990
Rebel leaders held after poll - October 31, 1990
Houphouët-Boigny fails his first test of democracy in Ivory Coast - October 30, 1990
Fraud alleged as Ivory Coast votes in multiparty presidential poll - October 29, 1990
Ivory Coast battles over foreign votes - October 27, 1990
First multiparty campaign opens in Ivory Coast - October 20, 1990
Unbalanced battle between unknown leaders marks Ivory Coast’s hesitant steps down democratic road - June 2, 1990
Emergency declared in Gabon’s occupied oil city - May 29, 1990
Gabon opposition defies French Foreign Legion - May 28, 1990