Independence from European colonialism in Africa

Middle East

Uncertainty among Kurds as polls open

Kurdish bid for independence from Iraq will be problematic amid ongoing internal disputes, residents of the region say.

Uncertainty among Kurds as polls open

Opinion

Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote

Iraqi Kurdistan's neighbours will not allow the upcoming referendum to trigger wholesale changes in the regional order.

Ranj Alaaldin

by Ranj Alaaldin

Ranj Alaaldin

Middle East

Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk's governor

Move to remove Najm Eddine Karim follows parliamentarians' rejection of Kurdish plans to hold independence referendum.

Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Middle East

Iraqi parliament rejects Kurdish push for independence

Kurdish plans for referendum on statehood in northern Iraq suffer setback in the national parliament.

Iraq parliament rejects Kurdish independence referendum

Independence

Scotland requests second referendum on independence

Scottish Minister Nicola Sturgeon requests independence vote for late 2018 or early 2019 in letter to UK PM Theresa May.

Scotland requests second referendum on independence

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