Britain’s colonial legacy in Ireland under spotlight after Black Lives Matter protests – BBC News

Continuing controversy over the future of some public statues, and protests by the Black Lives Matter movement, are shining a new light on aspects of Britain’s imperial past. For the latest in a series of reports considering the legacy of imperialism, Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Fergal Keane, who has been … Read more Britain’s colonial legacy in Ireland under spotlight after Black Lives Matter protests – BBC News

Colonialism in Africa : ‘We can discuss the positive aspect if one recognizes the suffering.’

#africa “Being mixed #race, being light #skin, fair skin is seen in some societies as more prestigious because closer to the former #colonial power. This week L’Oréal said it would change the way it’s presenting its skin products by not mentioning ‘whitening’. It’s possible to discuss the positive aspect if one recognizes the suffering. ” … Read more Colonialism in Africa : ‘We can discuss the positive aspect if one recognizes the suffering.’

Special edition: How the legacy of European colonialism is shaping Africa’s future

While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements around the world, it has also stirred up the painful history of colonialism and the slave trade. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the tumultuous relations between Europe and the African continent through reports from South Africa, … Read more Special edition: How the legacy of European colonialism is shaping Africa’s future

Belgium king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ over Africa colonialism

The king of Belgium has for the first time in the country’s history expressed what he calls his “deepest regrets” for colonial rule in Africa. King Philippe acknowledged that acts of violence and cruelty were committed – and the wounds are still raw – in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His … Read more Belgium king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ over Africa colonialism

Belgium’s King Expresses ‘Deepest Regrets’ Over Colonial Atrocities in the Congo

For the first time in Belgium’s history, a reigning king expressed regret Tuesday for the atrocities carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a letter to D.R.C. President Felix Tshisekedi published on the 60th anniversary of the African country’s independence, Belgium’s … Read more Belgium’s King Expresses ‘Deepest Regrets’ Over Colonial Atrocities in the Congo

Gerald Horne explains Juneteenth on France 24

France 24 guest: Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and author of “The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century” Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Gerald Horne explains Juneteenth on France 24

Bitter reminders of colonialism remain as Madagascar celebrates 60 years of independence

As Madagascar celebrates the 60th anniversary of its gaining Independence from France, some citizens stil bear the scars of colonialism. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on … Read more Bitter reminders of colonialism remain as Madagascar celebrates 60 years of independence

French parliament statue of ‘Black Code’ author defaced in anti-racism protest

A statue in front of the French parliament building honouring Jean-Baptiste #Colbert was covered in graffiti on Tuesday amid a global push by anti-racism activists to take down monuments to historical figures tied to slavery or colonialism. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more French parliament statue of ‘Black Code’ author defaced in anti-racism protest

Colonial Statues: How African Countries Responded From Liberation to #RhodesMustFall

Cecil Rhodes, King Leopold, Paul Kruger. Statues honoring leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa after countries won independence or newer generations said relics had to go. Though a statue of imperialist Cecil John Rhodes was taken down in Zimbabwe – formerly Rhodesia – at independence, it was only … Read more Colonial Statues: How African Countries Responded From Liberation to #RhodesMustFall

Black Lives Matter Protester Recounts Rescue of Counter-Protester in London

A Black Lives Matter protester who carried an injured counter-protester to safety during clashes between rival demonstrators in London described the “hectic” scene on Sunday. “It was almost like a stampede”, Patrick Hutchinson said in an interview after images of him carrying the injured man were shared on social media. Hutchinson said the man’s life … Read more Black Lives Matter Protester Recounts Rescue of Counter-Protester in London

Story Behind the Photo of a BLM Protesters Helping a Far-right Counter-Protester

(AP) A Black Lives Matter protester who carried an injured counter-protester to safety during clashes between rival demonstrators in London described the “hectic” scene on Sunday. “It was almost like a stampede”, Patrick Hutchinson said in an interview after images of him carrying the injured man were shared on social media. Hutchinson said the man’s … Read more Story Behind the Photo of a BLM Protesters Helping a Far-right Counter-Protester

Statue of famed Italian writer defaced

A statue of famed Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, who defended colonialism, was smeared with red paint Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on … Read more Statue of famed Italian writer defaced

Eight of out 10 councils reviewing ‘racist’ statues after Black Lives Matter protests

At least 28 councils are undertaking a review of statues criticised for their links to racism, slavery or colonialism. Actions under consideration range from taking them down, plaques to put them in historical context and listening to residents’ concerns. It comes as more than 10,000 people in Poole wrote to their council to protest its … Read more Eight of out 10 councils reviewing ‘racist’ statues after Black Lives Matter protests

Protesters demand removal of Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Oxford to call for its statue of Cecil Rhodes to be pulled down. An online petition with more than 100,000 signatures urged Oriel College at the University of Oxford to remove the statue, arguing that Rhodes represented colonialism and racism. Oxford council leader Susan Brown today said … Read more Protesters demand removal of Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford

Watch again: Protesters in Oxford call for Cecil Rhodes statue to be pulled down

A Black Lives Matter protest is being held in Oxford today amid calls for its statue of Cecil Rhodes to be pulled down. An online petition has gained more than 9,000 signatures and urges Oriel College at the University of Oxford to remove the statue. Rhodes was a 19th century businessman who protesters argue represents … Read more Watch again: Protesters in Oxford call for Cecil Rhodes statue to be pulled down