Articles by Richard Dowden
Yoweri Museveni has ensured that the west is dependent on him
The UK is a diminished power in Africa
Africa’s giant is a world leader in corruption. Can the new president change this?
Fifty years after independence, Africa’s most populous country is finally trying to clean up its act
Colonial powers created African states with arbitrary borders and unsuitable systems of "winner-takes-all" multi-party electoral democracy. As recent elections show, this has been a failure. It is...
There are worrying signs that the international criminal court's approach to justice may be jeopardising peace in Africa
The debate over reparations for slavery is a lot more complicated than I once thought
Too many African schools worship the idea of education but then teach nothing useful. A school in rural Uganda points the way to a brighter future