Blasts rekindle fear of terrorism
And it happened on Patriots’ Day, the state holiday that marks the first shots fired by the colonial Minutemen at British soldiers in 1775 at ... College students occupied the median strip of Commonwealth Avenue to cheer on the weary runners.
Kenyatta - Nkrumah, Kenyatta, and the Old Order
This was the man who later made common cause with the people of French Guinea, when they voted for independence in 1958 and against membership in DeGaulle's Fifth Republic--a move by Nkrumah that can have great significance for the British Commonwealth.
Sugar and slavery made Jamaica one of the most valuable possessions in the world for more than 150 years. The British Parliament abolished slavery as of August 1, 1834. After a long period of direct British colonial ... a member of the Commonwealth.
Caribbean Islands-Growth and Structure of the Economy
Uprisings in Jamaica began on the Frome Sugar Estate in the western parish of Westmoreland and quickly spread east to Kingston. Jamaica, in particular, set the pace for the region in its demands for economic development from British colonial rule.
Power, politics and public monuments in Nairobi, Kenya
So even as Africa was scrambling for its independence, the British continued to assert their cultural power and brand their imperial stamp on Nairobi’s landscape. Settler monuments in colonial Nairobi: an identity rooted in the African land Settler ...