A British Army soldier on lookout in the Falls Road area of Belfast in 1969.
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Some journalists have claimed that 'thousands' of documents which have gone missing at the National Archives are proof of 'history theft'. It's probably just old-fashioned incompetence.
On watch for Mau Mau fighters.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi waves at his trial with other Muslim Brotherhood members in Cairo, in May. He was subsequently sentenced to death. Egypt is among a handful of African countries that regularly execute.
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As with most aspects of criminal justice in sub-Saharan Africa, the death penalty as it currently exists in law is a colonial import. Criminal justice before the modern era was a private matter.