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From the tax we pay to the wine we drink, many policies in Britain today have their roots in imperialism.
The screen in Piccadilly Circus is lit to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne.
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This year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will draw on traditions that have bolstered support for monarchs since the early 1800s — it could help this year’s celebrations succeed again.
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An expert on the royal family’s finances explains how they still benefit from historical connections to slavery and empire.
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, a global icon with local roots.
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The former secretary-general of the Commonwealth represents the true essence of a public intellectual and leader; his sense of duty defines his legacy.
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The move to a republic has been gathering pace for many years.
The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal decision ends years of confusion over the status of prisoners on death row.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) shakes hands with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) at the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2013.
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Despite its Imperial origins, the Commonwealth has a strong radical tradition. If it wants to remain relevant to Africa in the 21st Century, that radicalism needs to be rediscovered.
Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki share a light moment at a meeting of the G8 and developing nations in Tokyo in 2000.
Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.
Rather than imposing a straight fine, taking away franking credits would ensure shareholders feel more pain when companies misbehave.
Tony Abbott: the future face of UK trade.
Abbott has little experience on trade but he packs a symbolic punch.
The Commonwealth’s ‘golden age’ wasn’t entirely dazzling.
The Victorian government has pledged to adopt all recommendations made in the interim report of the state’s mental health royal commission.
The interim report of Victoria’s mental health royal commission makes some worthwhile recommendations. But if we want to see broad-reaching system change, the state can’t do it alone.
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The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
Anti-apartheid cleric Trevor Huddleston, centre, with South African liberation struggle icons Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela in 1991.
Bishop Huddleston’s criticism of Enoch Powell’s incendiary “Rivers of blood” speech was both a history lesson and a call to action against racism.
Uganda has some of the most severe anti-gay laws in the world.
Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.
Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull met Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle in London in April.
When considering this question, we need to distinguish between the pomposities of monarchies and the purpose they serve as checks on untrammelled authoritarianism.
People from the Windrush generation have been told recently that they do not belong in Britain, but they are no strangers to feelings of unbelonging, which feature strongly in their stories of early life in Britain.
The Queen has been central to the achievements of the Commonwealth. Her son can do the same, if he stops being quite so petulant about it.
The international partnership offers new trade opportunities for the UK but some of its members also stand to lose out as a result of leaving the EU.
The main winner of Commonwealth Games 2018 is … the City of Gold Coast.