A calamity contained but not resolved

19 October 1985

Bob Geldof, the Irish pop singer, who has come to personify a fresh approach to aid – a generous man-in-the-street response to disaster couppled with an impatience over red tape – arrives in Ethiopia today.

Africa is striving for a fresh start

1 September 1993

Four years after the Wold Bank's seminal 1989 report, the continent's crisis is deepening and more children are dying, says Michael Holman.

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Africa

Adrift, divided, and indebted

26 May 1995

General Sani Abacha has promised to put his country back on the path of economic reform and held our the prospect of a return to civilian rule. But the army's record of broken promises has all but destroyed its credibility, writes Michael Holman, Africa Editor.

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Africa

The stalemate continues

26 May 1995

Politics: Paul Adams and Michael Holman discuss Abacha's dilemma

Brush, brush, brush, yet the dust remains

27 May 1995

Michael Holman discovers some purpose in an old woman;s seemingly futile, mindane and monotonous activity.

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