On this day, 118 years ago, Queen Victoria of Britain made the Royal Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia, declaring its creation on and after the first day of January 1901.
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Pakistan’s upper and lower houses of parliament have passed a historic bill giving the long suffering tribal areas equal rights and ending a destructive legacy left over from the era of British colonial rule.
Writer-director Etienne Kallos was drawn to the story of a community in a “post-post-colonial” world
After almost two decades of stalemate, evident change has come to Zimbabwe. British Prime Minister Theresa May now has found a credible ally, in new Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to work to rebuild trust with former its colonial master.
France continues to be a major economic and political player in West Africa, especially in its former colonies
As Zimbabwe celebrates its Independence Day this Wednesday, the annual holiday will come with an added layer of meaning. This marks 38 years since the achievement of hard-fought nationhood.
It is an open secret that France is still the colonial master of its former colonies. It has never wished for its former colonies to be independent as it totally relies on their resources to remain relevant.
The leaders of two key African countries resigned their posts within 24 hours of each other in mid-February
In a new interview published a few days ago, famous investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spends some time recalling the My Lai massacre of civilians in Vietnam he first reported on 50 years ago.
The evidence we uncovered in this study showed that patrimonialism as the style of politics, the types of elections, the type of electoral system and election administration are the main causes of election violence in Africa.