With unrest deepening between pro-independence and loyalist groups, the instability in the French province should be of concern to its near neighbours, including Australia.
Sixty years after independence, Nigeria has yet to achieve its potential.
Sixty years after political independence, it is clear that Nigeria has not fulfilled its huge potential, but with a supportive public culture it can transform that into success.
A similar 2018 referendum failed, but was much closer than anticipated. Some believe independence might pass this time around, particularly with the issue not high on France's list of priorities.
A scene depicting the jatilan dance in
In a chapter of my latest book, I highlight some of Indonesia’s most innovative and culturally significant films and directors over the past 70 years.
Namibians queue to vote. Fewer and fewer cast it for the ruling party SWAPO.
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The hunger, frustration and desperation of ordinary Namibians should be first on the political agenda. But this isn't the case.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has agreed to meet with Bougainville officials to institute a political settlement.
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With an overwhelming referendum result, Bougainville has just taken an important step to becoming an independent nation.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on September 25.
Multiple American presidents have viewed US support of Ukraine's security and democracy as critical to the national interest. President Trump's dealings with Ukraine are a major divergence.
The 26 silver keys to Christiansborg Castle.
Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP)
The story of Asameni and Christiansborg Castle’s keys reveals the complexities of decisions taken during the transatlantic slave trade.
The UK must accept that colonialism belongs in the history books, and that it must comply with its obligations under international law.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.
The referendum is part of an ongoing reconciliation process following violent protests by indigenous Kanak residents in the 1980s.
Thirty years after deadly protests erupted in Australia's close neighbour, New Caledonians head to the polls again to vote on whether to remain a part of France.
A raised fist carving on a highway at Touho, Grand Terre. Kanaks, New Caledonia’s Indigenous people, have struggled for independence for over 150 years.
Indigenous New Caledonians, who will vote in an independence referendum next week, have been struggling since French colonisation in 1853. Through songs, they have chronicled past traumas and resistance heroes.
It has been a turbulent week for the ABC, with questions still to be answered, particularly by the board.
After a dramatic week at the ABC that sees them without a permanent managing director nor a chair, there remain serious questions about government interference and the broadcaster's independence.
A change in the ownership of the South African Reserve Bank from private shareholders to government shouldn't impact the constitutional mandate of the central bank in any way.
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Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
A young girl wearing the Spanish flag (right) walks with another young girl wearing an ‘estelada,’ or independence flag.
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An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Catalans protest the Spanish government crackdown after voting for independence.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
India’s tricolour (which actually has four colours) hides a complex subaltern history that originates with Mahatma Gandhi.
As India celebrates its independence, the flag is on full display, but few people know about the complex origins of this ubiquitous national symbol.
Funeral of Namibian liberation struggle hero Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo at Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek.
Namibian hero and former Robben Island prisoner Toivo ya Toivo was part of a generation who contributed to the struggles against apartheid and colonialism in the region.
Authenticité survives in the present generation of Congolese musicians like Fally Ipupa (with the red vest).
For many of contemporary Congolese musicians the idea of authenticité was seen as a positive one at a certain level, even though Mobutu abused Congo culture to build his own personality cult.