Wednesday, 6th July 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Independence

30 Jan 2021
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.
1 Oct 2020
What do you think about Nigeria after 60 years of independence? As Nigeria marks its diamond jubilee, GuardianTV sampled the opinion of a few young Nigerians on how they feel about their country after 60 years of nationhood.⁣ ⁣
30 Sep 2020
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Nigeria will mark 60 years as an independent nation. But what do young Nigerians think about their country?⁣⁣ GuardianTV went to the street to sample the Nigerian's opinion about Nigeria at 60.
23 Sep 2020
Mali celebrates sixty years as an independent nation on the day following the announcement of the new president and vice-president of the post-coup transition.
6 Aug 2020
Niger is celebrating 60 years of independence from France. It's one of eight Francophone African countries to mark its sovereignty this month. We take a look back at Niger's journey to statehood.
1 Aug 2020
The young activists were detained on suspicion of being involved in a pro-independence group. The arrests are the first to target public figures since the controversial new law came into effect last month.
4 Jul 2020
A wave of independence swept across Africa sixty years ago. This week it’s been the turn of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to mark their independence. But amid the celebrations there is also time to reflect, regret even mourn what has taken place since gaining self-rule. Somalia, for instance, has seen the state split, a civil war, imposition of sharia law and a rise in piracy and Islamist terrorism.
30 Jun 2020
60 years after independence, traces of the system of exploitation and violence that Leopold II and colonial-era Belgium created still remain in DR Congo. The propensity for violence is inherited, experts say.

Latest

49 mins ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
3 hours ago
Around 300 inmates remained at large on Wednesday (July 6) after a suspected raid by Islamist Boko Haram militants on a prison in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday (July 5) night, an interior ministry official said. Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary at the interior ministry, told journalists outside the 900-inmate prison that a security officer was killed during the raid and three others were injured.
4 hours ago
Money, sex, relationships, career, and more! Every month, a new episode of an honest, inspirational, and exciting podcast brings you stories from guests that will win your heart or at least leave you thinking.
4 hours ago
A finished skeleton of a Gorgosaurus dinosaur that roamed the earth 77 million years ago will hit the auction block at Sotheby’s New York later this month.
7 hours ago
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced lawmakers' questions after two of the most-senior figures in his government resigned. The finance and health ministers said they could no longer tolerate the culture of scandal.
7 hours ago
Manchester United sign Netherlands left back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord until June 2026 with the option to extend the contract for a further year.