Wild life

london

Our exile in London

June 6, 2020 11:33 am

The rich are in their country cottages tweeting about social distancing and playing videos of cats playing violins

lockdown

The intense pleasures of lockdown

June 4, 2020 5:36 pm

Walking in the parks and squares, the scent of flowers was amplified by the clear air

africa epidemics

Africa’s invisible epidemics

May 10, 2020 11:28 am

What I respected about the people in Baidoa was that every famine victim who died was an individual

ethiopia

My narrow escape from a burning aircraft in Ethiopia

January 16, 2020 1:26 pm

A ball of orange flame exploded from the wing as the fuel ignited, enveloping the exterior of the plane

zimbabwe

Will Boris Johnson stand up for the white farmers in Zimbabwe?

December 30, 2019 5:59 am

70-year-old Gary Hensman’s family have been there for a century. Now he and his wife have been driven from their farm

tiny rowland

The man with the inside story on Tiny Rowland

October 31, 2019 10:57 am

My dear friend Paul Spicer was the Lonrho boss' right-hand man and what stories he could tell

beach

The astonishing resilience of my beach paradise

August 22, 2019 8:14 am

There is evidence of the effects of climate change, but the marine environment bounces back quickly

samburu

Memories of my childhood in Samburu

July 25, 2019 11:10 am

My best friend Damayon went off to join the warrior age set: I never saw him again

elephants

Why we should listen to elephants

May 2, 2019 9:55 am

In the shadow of Mount Kenya’s melting glaciers, I have seen an elephant-flattened man