The thread that holds Ethiopia together could be unravelling.
Calls for secession in Ethiopia could destabilise the entire nation.
Young men in the traditional attire of southern Ethiopia’s Sidama people.
The already extremely fragile political condition cannot handle any further instability and chaos.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been in charge for nearly 40 years. His people want change.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
A protest on March 25 in Catalonia against the arrest of Carles Puigdemont.
The former president of Catalonia is in a German prison, awaiting possible extradition to Spain where he faces charges of rebellion.
After the most recent elections, Catalonia's secessionist coalition is free to form a government. But their president is still exiled in Belgium.
The situation in Catalonia is ripe for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government.
Celebrations in Barcelona on October 27 were shortlived.
Just because the constitution says secession is illegal, it doesn't mean it is under international law.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
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.
The referendum that wasn't a referendum can't have a winner.
Women carry goods across a makeshift bridge in the Ilaje slum in Lagos. Widening inequality is fuelling tensions across Nigeria.
Protests are raising tensions in Africa's most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?
Since 1991 Somaliland has declared itself independent from Somalia.
Separation is intended to deal with problems and provide an acceptable alternative, but history shows it may not be the solution.
An action figure prototype of the senator from Vermont.
By many estimates, the senator from Vermont has lost the Democratic nomination for president of the U.S. But a King's College scholar explains how he can win.
Here goes nothing.
Catalonia's pro-independence parties now have the chance to assemble a parliamentary majority, but they'll have to overcome their own differences first.
South Sudan declared independence in 2011 after a referendum in which participants voted overwhelming in favour of secession, but the new state’s viability is in question.
South Sudan's independence in 2011, which ended half a century of deadly conflict, was met with much praise. But a descent into civil war has led to dismay and suggests fresh thinking is required.
A World War II tank rumbles onto the streets in Lugansk, Ukraine in preparation for Victory Day.
Vladimir Putin’s statements giving qualified support for presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25, calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone their planned referendums and announcing a pull-back…
Where’s the pasty shop?
Here’s a question: what do Cornwall, Scotland, Venice and Sardinia have in common? The answer: they all have vocal political movements calling for either independence from their nation states or at least…
Western Australia remains the only state to have attempted to secede from the Australian federation, passing a referendum in favour in 1933.
Gina Rinehart’s father Lang Hancock was a big proponent of Western Australia seceding from the Australian federation, and every time the latest figures on GST distributions are released, sympathetic sentiments…