Why is this city-state commemorating the 200th anniversary of British rule? Because many of its institutions hark back to that time.
For six decades, a single party’s rule denied leftists, Hindus, Buddhists and parts of Malaysia space in the country’s textbooks. Not anymore.
Fifty years ago, Nigeria defeated breakaway Biafra in battle, but the region’s dreams of independence remain strong.
Before the 50th state was the 50th state, it was its own kingdom.
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Caroline Guiela Nguyen’s groundbreaking plays will make you weep … if you speak French.
In 1818, “untouchables” joined forces with British colonizers. Their victory has become an assertion of pride for India’s marginalized Dalit community.
Willem Adriaan van der Stel was officially described as “a scourge unto the inhabitants” of South Africa.
King Leopold of Belgium couldn’t have wrought such havoc in the Congo Free State without the efforts of sadists like Léon Fiévez.
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From lecturing to launching a magazine written in the ancient Baybayin script, artist Kristian Kabuay is determined to save his native tongue from extinction.