Colonisation - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Nigeria celebrates the 52rd anniversary of independence Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:13:26 +0200 Nigerian celebrates the 52rd anniversary of its independence day on October 1, which marked the second year of the bombing of a car during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Independence Day at the eagle square in Nigeria. Ojong Debra Monty Pythons show solidarity with Sahara refugees Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:34:52 +0200 Michael Palin and Terry Jones were among the celebrities attending a private view of a photographs from the Western Sahara refugee camps in London on Wednesday. The pair of Pythons joined other actors including Neighbours star Nicola Quilter at the event which showed images of refugees from one of the world's longest and most forgotten conflicts. Stefan Simanowitz Vive La France and French Speaking Africa! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:08:27 +0200 Some four hundred soldiers from the African continent will be marching alongside their French military counterparts on Wednesday, the French national day. President Nicolas Sarkozy has invited the heads of state of former French colonies as well as various African military groups to the July 14 national celebrations. An invitation that has stoked criticism and questioned the true nature of the colonialist "FranceAfrique" relations. Stéphanie Plasse, Patrick K. Johnsson South Africa reaffirms solidarity with Western Sahara Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:10:02 +0200 South African ambassador to Algeria today reaffirmed South Africa's solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people for self determination. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Sahara International Film Festival held in Dakhla, refugee camp in the Algerian desert, Kaya Somgqueza, Charge d'Affaires for the South African government in South Africa said that "President Zuma and all the people in South Africa believe that we cannot regard the continent of Africa as free until Western Sahara is liberated." Zimbabwe: 30 years of independence Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:30:19 +0200 On Sunday 18 April 2010, Zimbabwe will celebrate 30 years of Independence, 23 of which have taken place under the rule of President Robert Mugabe. Western Saharan hunger strikers and Morocco's human rights violations Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:25:34 +0200 Worldwide appeals have been launched in support of thirty-six Saharawi hunger strikers reaching their 29th day of protests. The wave of hunger strikes, which have spread across seven Moroccan jails, began on 18 March with the political prisoners of conscience now experiencing desperately critical symptoms of medical deterioration. Konstantina Isidoros Western Sahara: Campaigners call for of release of hunger strikers after 1 month without food Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:08:26 +0200 A human rights campaigner from Western Sahara who spoke out against the Moroccan occupation of his country on BBC documentary is among six hunger strikers in a critical condition after a month without food. The six promininent human rights defenders have been held in a Moroccan prison for over 6 months and could face the death penalty if found guilty of trumped-up charges against them. Amnesty International have adopted them as prisoners of conscience and today human rights groups called for their immediate release. A hunger for justice in Western Sahara Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:08:16 +0200 Anyone who saw the episode of the BBC documentary Tropic of Cancer last month in which journalist Simon Reeve travelled across Western Sahara would have seen Rachid Sghair. He was the human rights campaigner who bravely appeared before the camera to denounce the 35 year Moroccan occupation of his country and the resulting human rights abuses suffered by Saharawi people. Stefan Simanowitz White Material: A tale of White superiority Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:19:00 +0100 A white woman refuses to forgo her last coffee harvest in an African country during a civil war. Her desire takes precedence over the fate of Africans around her. True to herself, Claire Denis' White Material, released Wednesday in French cinemas, is a true depiction of the attitude of some French expatriates on the African soil. Interview. Falila Gbadamassi U.S. Welcomes Western Sahara Talks Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:53:32 +0100 The U.S. welcomes the announcement of the second round of informal talks on the Western Sahara, which will take place February 10-11, 2010. The 'Berlin Wall' of the desert Mon, 09 Nov 2009 09:32:30 +0100 Whilst the world is commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall another less well-known wall that separates a nation and its people still stands tall. At 1553 miles long, the wall that divides Western Sahara, is twelve times longer than the Berlin Wall and, having stood for 29 years, is now a year older than the Berlin Wall was when it was toppled. Stefan Simanowitz Western Sahara-Morocco: Poisoning the Well? Sun, 01 Nov 2009 01:32:24 +0100 On 31st October, to mark the 34th anniversary of the occupation of Western Sahara, campaigners held a vigil outside the Moroccan embassy in London where they called for an end to the current crackdown on peaceful activists and the release of seven prominent human rights defenders currently imprisoned, awaiting sentence from a military court in Rabat. Their ‘crime' was to visit the refugee camps where around 165,000 Saharawi refugees have lived for three decades. The arrests have been condemned by politicians and human rights organisations around the world including Amnesty International. Stefan Simanowitz The Netherlands gives back the head of King Badu Bonsu II to Ghana Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:55:12 +0200 Members of the Ahanta kingdom, one of several kingdoms within the Akan group, Thursday took part in a ceremony in the Netherlands to honour the memory of King Badu Bonsu II, beheaded in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) 171 years ago by the Dutch. His head had been preserved in formalin and kept in the reserves of a medical center. The head was returned to the Ahanta people to enable them give their king a proper burial. Claire Schaffner Zimbabwe draft constitution hits the financial wall Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:39:19 +0200 With just eight days before Zimbabwe embarks on yet another attempt to craft a home grown constitution no funds have been availed for by Government, a senior official has revealed. Close to US$36 million is needed for the cumbersome process. Alice Chimora