Tim Butcher

The problem of the Benin Bronzes will never go away

24 April 2021 9:00 am

A book about the looted African art known as the Benin Bronzes begins by clarifying that most of them are…

The greatest surprise about Nigeria at 100 is that it exists at all

17 October 2015 8:00 am

A giant was born in 1914, an African giant. The same year European powers set about each other in the…

Both Belgium and the United States should be called to account for the death of Patrice Lumumba

7 March 2015 9:00 am

For decades, all the outside world knew was that Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader, had been done away with.…