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The French African Connection: Episode 1 – France’s Thirst for Energy [VIDEO]

This series explores the dark and dramatic history of France’s relationships with its former African colonies. The first episode of this three-part series untangles the web of political connections between France and its former African colonies. In January, France sent 4,000 troops to Mali in a bid to combat rebel fighters who, after seizing control of […]

The British government has agreed to compensate 5,200 Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising against colonial rule in the 1950s. The settlement came after a High Court ruling in favour of three elderly Kenyans. Foreign Secretary William Hague told the House of Commons the government would pay a total of 19.9 million pounds sterling […]

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Ian Henderson, who has died aged 86, was a British colonial policeman who played a major role in subduing the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya and later served as security adviser to the al-Khalifa ruling family in Bahrain. Towards the end of his life, however, Henderson had to fight allegations that he had participated in […]

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