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.
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.
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.
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.
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