Colin Freeman

How Russian drones are being used to spy on Kyiv

2 April 2022 5:15 pm

‘That used to be my neighbour’s Skoda,’ says Alexei Marchenko, as he points to a twisted lump of metal in the…

The reality of being ‘under siege’ in Kyiv

12 March 2022 8:00 pm

Kyiv, Ukraine I’ve never commuted into a warzone by train before, but I can now recommend it. The express train…

The West has left Armenia to fend for itself

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Armenians don’t want a deal – they want resolution

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

Macer Gifford: My fight against Isis

27 June 2020 9:00 am

A warning from the British trader who fought in Syria

What lockdown? It’s business as usual for drug traffickers

18 April 2020 9:00 am

It’s business as usual for drug traffickers

Where did it all go wrong for Tony Blair’s protege in Guinea?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

How Blair’s protégé became another African strongman

The Shia Krays: the whole of Iraq is being held to ransom

15 February 2020 9:00 am

The whole of Iraq is being held to ransom

How did my children become more middle class than me?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

In a café in Norfolk last week, my seven-year-old son uttered words that mortified me. No, he didn’t comment loudly…

Revealed: Boko Haram’s child army

29 June 2019 9:00 am

In the rush to declare Isis dead now that its caliphate has been routed from Iraq and Syria, it’s easy…

Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Brian Austin, a fisherman from the small village of Cedros in Trinidad, is struggling to describe the men who robbed…

Marie Colvin, a year before her death. [Rex Features]

For Marie Colvin, mortal danger was what made life worth living

1 December 2018 9:00 am

When Britain finally lowered the flag in the Iraqi city of Basra in 2007, the army’s top brass valiantly claimed…

Homage to Ambazonia: The battle over language has begun in Cameroon

27 October 2018 9:00 am

 Calabar, Nigeria Simon Ngwa is a gentle and polite man, and he apologised to me first for what he was…

The EU is sending migrants home – into the hands of people smugglers

21 July 2018 9:00 am

What to do about illegal migration from Africa into Europe? The EU’s repatriation programme seems at first like a great…

Amazing grace

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Last week, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, aka ‘The Master’, was finally caught and shot by the Nigerian army. Oyawerikumo and his Egbesu…

Liberians so love the murderous Charles Taylor they want his ex-wife to rule

4 November 2017 9:00 am

James Sackie would make a good frontman for a campaign to help ex-child soldiers. At the age of 17, he…

Exodus from Gambia

26 November 2016 9:00 am

A ticket to paradise comes very cheap in Gambia — as long as you’re headed in the right direction. Thomas…

Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Private military contractors have done wonders against Boko Haram. They could against Isis, too