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We need a more nuanced approach to the world's last isolated peoples.
Australia is becoming more diverse, but these charts show we are still predominantly an Anglo society with strained relations with other cultures, particularly Indigenous and Muslim Australians.
One of the plundered Benin plaques, at the British Museum.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
A farmer weeding his maize crop south of Harare, Zimbabwe.
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Outdated water permit systems are threatening food security on the continent. Here's what can be done.
For William Kentridge, searching and erasure serves as a model for understanding our place in the world.
Hipsters take part in Berlin’s “Hipster Winter Cup” of throwing old vinyl records.
Hipsters exhibit a nostalgia for the past that echoes right-leaning political movements around the world.
One of the new resolutions on land related to Namibia’s urban areas, like the capital city Windhoek.
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The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Kewpie at the site of a demolished building after the forced removals from District Six, Cape Town.
Despite South Africa's progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail in Rio.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
British troops were operating against communist insurgents in the Malay Emergency when the massacre took place.
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British troops allegedly killed 24 unarmed villagers in Batang Kali in 1948, but the government still refuses a public inquiry.
Nauru’s people are struggling in the face of environmental change.
Nauru is best known as a site of Australian offshore asylum detention. But everyone on the island - not just refugees - is struggling with the issue of environmental change that threatens their lives and homes.
A river in Van Diemen’s Land, charted during Nicolas Baudin’s 1802 journey.
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Today, many Australian urbanites see rivers as little more than picturesque places for a paddle. But in the colonial era, rivers served as highways, drinking sources, sewers, and routes to discovery.
Land reform discussions in Namibia don’t address capital or profits.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
Diego Garcia, as seen from space.
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The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
Hindu texts from thousands of years ago demonstrate acceptance of a ‘third gender.’ Today, transgender Indians, or hijras, remain visible members of society.
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Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court's repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
The World Trade Center burns after being hit by planes in New York Sept. 11, 2001.
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An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
Frantz Fanon lectured about fundamental resistance at the University of Tunis in 1959 and 1960.
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Fanon found in Algeria that what the colonial law courts considered a failure of integration by mental patients was in fact an elemental resistance to European rule.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
The myth of the empty sea is largely the product of European imperialisms and their map-making.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
Demonstrators in Berlin demand justice for Namibian victims of German genocide.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.