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23 Oct
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991, but few countries recognise it statehood. The territory of 4.5 million is fiercely proud of its independence, but three decades on, the lack of official status hobbles economic hopes.
30 Sep
On Friday, October 1, Nigeria will be 61 years as an independent nation. But what do Nigerians think about their country?⁣⁣ GuardianTV went to the street to sample opinions about the country at 61.
29 Sep
US President Joe Biden sends his best wishes as Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence, saying that both countries have learned that they are stronger when they "stand together as neighbors, partners and friends."
19 Sep
Catalan separatists held their first major rally since the start of the COVID pandemic — amid divisions in their ranks over upcoming talks with the Spanish government.
12 Jul
Ten years ago tonight, thousands of people filled the streets of Juba to celebrate the birth of what is still the world's youngest nation. A decade on, the independence of South Sudan is unfortunately no longer a cause for celebration. From the start, the country has been hampered by inter-tribal conflict and famine. In this edition of Eye on Africa, we look back at 10 years of independence for the South Sudanese and discuss what lies ahead for the nation.
7 May
As voters head to the polls for the Scottish Parliament elections, the issue of independence is not far from people's minds. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is hoping for a majority in the 129-seat devolved parliament, which could pave the way for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Back in 2014, Scots voted by a margin of 55 percent to stay in the UK, but since Brexit, polls have indicated a rise in support for going it alone.
6 May
Seven years after Scots voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, the question of independence is front and center once again.
30 Jan
The coronavirus and a row over Brexit have strained internal UK ties. Scotland's leader, Nicola Sturgeon, questioned whether the trip was "really essential" during a lockdown.
14 Nov 2020
Sixty years ago, most of the French colonies in sub-Saharan Africa became independent nations. Between January 1 and December 31, 1960, some 17 countries, including 14 under French rule, gained their statehood. Senegal's first post-independence president, Léopold Sédar Senghor, referred to 1960 as the "magical year", while others hailed a peaceful decolonisation process.
3 Oct 2020
Today, on ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, speaks on the independence and how we should stop lamenting but get back to the drawing board and draw up a plan on how we can take Nigeria to the next level. He further went on to say that, this is the point where our leaders should present a concrete plan on how they can further develop the country and be more accountable to the people.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
2 Oct 2020
It has been a 60-year journey loaded with ups and downs. We have had moments when we suffered together, cried together, and laughed together. ⁣⁣⁣ We have been knocked down but, as Nigerians, we always got back up.⁣⁣⁣ And as Nigeria marks 60 years of independence, we recall these evergreen moments that have shaped our history and our story.
1 Oct 2020
Nigerian papers reflect on the challenges facing the country on its 60th anniversary of independence. They paint an almost unanimously bleak picture of a Nigeria still riddled by corruption, crumbling infrastructure and sectarianism. We also look at new accusations of sexual abuse levelled against international aid workers, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We finish with Downing Street's controversial plans for asylum seekers.

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