The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school’s president said.
Colonialism articles on Democracy Chronicles
European colonialism, or imperialism, began in the 15th century with the "Age of Discovery", led by Portuguese and Spanish exploration of the Americas, and the coasts of Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, eventually covering every nation on the planet. The world experienced colonialism together and today's world has been shaped by this critical period of history. Also see our section on World Democracy and our archive of history articles.
France accused of manipulating the economies of African countries that use the CFA franc, a colonial-era currency backed by the French treasury.
With oil, Gabon has one of the highest GDPs in Africa. But the fact that it is the largest African importer of champagne illustrates that the wealth distribution there basically runs along the lines of the Bongo family versus the Gabonese people.
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art.
Belgium Museum of Africa has undergone a five-year, $73 million revamp in an effort to show the reality of empire and of the Africa of today.
A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years.
Nearly 37 million soldiers and civilians are estimated to have been killed in World War I and many people view the 1914-1918 war as unnecessary.
New Caledonia voters reject independence by casting nearly 57 percent votes to remain part of France, which claimed the archipelago in the mid-19th century.
The economic crisis has its origin in pre-existing pathologies inside the political system over the last three decades so that a true recovery will require much more than wise economic management.
Voters would have three choices: independence, statehood and free association with the United States similar to some other island states.