Scotland

Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum

Motion passed 69 votes to 59 and comes a day before the UK takes the formal step towards Brexit.

Ghana

Ghana, 60 years after independence

Today March 6, Ghana celebrates its Independence Day. Here is an overview of its democracy, education and resources.

Ghana, 60 years after independence

Press Freedom

Pramoedya Ananta Toer: Why you should know him

One of Indonesia's greatest authors, who long fought for freedom of speech, spent most of his adult life in jail.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer: Why you should know him

Independence

Nigerians feel pride and despair on 56th Independence

On independence day, Nigerians ask: Is Nigeria moving forward or backward?

Nigerians feel pride and despair on 56th Independence

Africa... States of Independence

The Scramble for Africa: A History of Independence

In 1960, 17 African nations gained independence from resource-hungry Europe. Others followed soon after.

The Scramble for Africa: A History of Independence