British Empire

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Aug 6th, 2014
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Is the Commonwealth Games Still Relevant In the 21st Century? by Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA suleaos@gmail.com http://www.scribd.com/Alatenumo/documents http://about.me/ahmedsule In 1891, John Astley Cooper wrote an article in the Times calling for the creation of a pan Britannia sporting events that wo...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Jaye Gaskia I have borrowed the title of my piece today from the title of one of the most significant films made in recent time; ’12 years a slave’. For if it was through that the main character of the epic film based on historical fact was captured as a free man and sold […]...
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Nov 4th, 2013
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Zekre Lebona All is quite on the Eritrean front, except for the hundreds of drowning victims in southern Europe. The expected backlash from it has not transpired so far; but the rumor machine among Eritrean political circles has now shifted, and is replete with stories of a besieged government bereft...
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Oct 2nd, 2013
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Half a decade and three years ago, our fathers launched unto this continent a nation conceived in true liberty, without the sound of gun nor a drop of blood. This moment of today may not have been their dreams, but still yet I’m proud to be a Nigeria, and it is this immortal love for […]...
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Sep 3rd, 2013
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I understand that the British Empire was founded upon the plunder of treasures through the use of arms against other weaker countries. Its expansion was based on the tacit approval by the British monarchy at that time, on the use of violence and subjugation of natives for profit, under the pretext of...
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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By Dr Samuel Okafor I had earlier made a submission stating that the Binis were the first to be exposed to Western Education. This very position which I presented was not well received by a lot of my Yoruba brothers who have gone to great lengths to discredit this true historical fact. Some have even...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 21st, 2013
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Canada recently just celebrated Victoria Day on the 20th of May, remembering a woman who is regarded as the longest serving monarch in British History and very well regarded as an embodiment of what the British Empire represented at its zenith.  Queen Victoria’s name is usually associated with many v...
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Apr 11th, 2013
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Last year, I attended a conference that brought together African thought leaders. In a session about African identity, we explored the question of whether one could claim to be African without being fluent in any African languages. A passionate, and near disruptive debate ensued almost instantly. Wha...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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By Ayom Wol Dhal I grew up in London in the 1970s and 80s, under Thatcher. We first noticed her (long before she was Prime Minister), because she abolished free milk in schools for poor kids like me and everybody I knew. We called her ’Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher’. As a Dinka, I should perhaps [&h...
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Mar 12th, 2013
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By Kayitana Ka Ruterandongozi opinion The French “intervention” in Mali to assist a national army that has been receiving counter-terrorism training from the USA since 2007 makes one wonder how competent their instructors are. Or is it that Malian soldiers are only adept at being foot sol...