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The Amistad Rebellion is one of the most famous shipboard revolts in history. It was part of a massive Atlantic wave of resistance to slavery during the 1830s.On 2 July 1839, 53 enslaved Africans on... [Item of the Day]
During the First World War, there were roughly 480.000 soldiers and 225.000 workers in France from the colonies, including 134.000 West Africans. Moroccan, Somalian and Senegalese regiments played an... [Item of the Day]
On 6 July 1964, Nyasaland gained independence and renamed itself Malawi. In an IRSH article (55,2010, part 3), Erik Green deals with postcolonial African peasant agriculture, cash crop production and... [Item of the Day]
On May 18, 1983, trade union committees of workers in the African branches of BATA Shoes called for action. They claimed the rights that were already known to their western colleagues: employee... [Item of the Day]
Polisario, the movement for an independent Western Sahara, was officially established on May 10, 1973 with the intention of militarily forcing an end to Spanish colonization. At the meeting the... [Item of the Day]
In the summer of 1935 the Italian dictator Mussolini starts preparations for the capture of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) by concentrating his troops on the border of Eritrea. He wants to play a full role in... [Item of the Day]