Mohammad Ali Jinnah addressing the assembly in Karachi on Aug. 15, 1947, after the creation of Pakistan.
Jinnah insisted on secular education, gender equality and equal rights for minorities – all of which remain unrealized dreams in Pakistan.
The Cape Coast castle is a lasting legacy of the slave trade.
Studying local Africans’ contributions to the abolition of slavery provides a fuller understanding of its history.
Kwame Nkrumah’s vision still resonates with Ghanaians.
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Nkrumah’s rhetorical vision used the politics of the crowd to build a postcolonial community outside of the conscripts of colonialism.
Mass cremations in the city of Bengaluru, India, due to the large number of COVID-19 deaths.
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As cremation grounds struggle to keep up with the long line of people dying from COVID-19, age-old customs are being pushed aside.
Bangladeshi children at the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka in 2012.
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Pakistan, created during the 1947 partition, comprised two geographical areas, separated by over a thousand miles. The fault lines between the two regions resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
Jallianwala Bagh, in Amritsar, India, where hundreds were killed on April 13, 1919, under British colonial rule.
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A hundred years ago, peaceful Indian protesters were massacred under British colonial rule. A scholar argues why a formal apology is overdue.
Turkey on manoeuvres.
Turkey and the EU are trading insults over the rights to exploit the huge gas reserves over the eastern Mediterranean island.
Indian soldiers arrive at the wreckage of an an Indian helicopter that crashed on the Indian side of Kashmir on Feb. 27, 2019.
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India and Pakistan have been fighting for control over Kashmir, an 86,000-square-mile territory in the Himalayas, for seven decades. But the people of Kashmir have their own political goals too.
Hosay procession in St. James.
Hosay, a religious ritual performed by Trinidadian Muslims, combines the somber Islamic observance of Ashura, brought by immigrant Indians, and the joy of Trinidad’s famous carnival.
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.
Pakistani Christians attend Easter service in Lahore in April 2018.
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With Pope Francis recently elevating a Pakistani archbishop as cardinal, a scholar traces the history of persecution of the 2.5 million Christians of Pakistan.
The single greatest failure of current punditry is the refusal to recognise that context matters. A one-size-fits-all approach to solving Zimbabwe’s complex set of problems simply won’t help.
Arthur James Balfour.
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With just 67 words, a British foreign secretary kicked off a hundred years of conflict and displacement.
Mohandas K. Gandhi during a prayer meeting on Jan. 22, 1948.
For Gandhi, whose birth anniversary is Monday, Oct. 2, nonviolent resistance meant placing one’s own body in harm’s way to expose social injustices, which made it a powerful political tool.