Interactive

Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

Opinion

Hong Kong, Kashmir, Palestine: Ruins of British empire on fire

The people of Hong Kong, Kashmir and Palestine have long histories of resistance to oppression.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

What went wrong with African liberation?

The anti-colonial movements in Africa did not liberate the people; they only liberated the state.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Opinion

Africa's next decolonisation battle should be about knowledge

Local researchers whose voices are silenced in the black market of knowledge production need recognition and safety.

David Mwambari

by David Mwambari

David Mwambari

Opinion

A day at the racist museum

How should we deal with the irredeemably racist monuments to white supremacy that crowd our cities?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

The French colonial designs in Mali

France stands to benefit if Mali's territorial integrity is pulled apart.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane

Opinion

Re-shelve civil rights, we need something stronger today

If the Trump era means an outed celebration and recommendation of colonial atrocity, what we need is anti-colonialism.

Yannick Marshall

by Yannick Marshall

Yannick Marshall

Ghana

Ghana's president wants Africa-Europe relationship to change

Nana Akufo-Addo says the continent must 'take our destiny in our own hands' and transform dynamic with Europe.

Ghana's president wants Africa-Europe relationship to change

Opinion

How to truly decolonise the study of Africa

'Epistemic decolonisation' cannot happen in a political vacuum, separated from the African streets.

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Robtel Neajai Pailey

United Kingdom

Britain loses UN vote over Chagos islands

Indian Ocean archipelago was at the centre of decades-long dispute over the UK's decision to separate it from Mauritius.

Opinion

On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians

A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Opinion

The path to colonial reckoning is through archives, not museums

Returning colonial archives would allow Africans to begin constructing more accurate narratives of colonial experience.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Opinion

How a major anti-colonial victory divided Ethiopia

The Victory of Adwa has been a very divisive issue in Ethiopia for decades. It's time to change that.

Awol K Allo

by Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo

United Kingdom

UN court says Britain should 'rapidly' give up Chagos Islands

ICJ opinion calls on the UK to 'complete the decolonisation' of Indian Ocean archipelago claimed by Mauritius.

Opinion

How Britain forcefully depopulated a whole archipelago

And managed to cover it up.

John Pilger

by John Pilger

John Pilger