News 16.7.2021 a les 12:45h

Biafra: the independence movement once again calling Nigeria’s unity into question

The arrest of a Biafran independence leader in June has sparked protests against the Nigerian government, both within the country and among the Biafran diaspora, and has put the question of Nigeria’s unity —contested since the country’s birth— back on the table. The arrest comes amidst the recent deterioration of the situation in Biafra and, more generally, amidst a situation of serious structural violence in Nigeria. Keep reading

News 28.6.2021 a les 13:15h

Corsican voters lend overwhelming support to parties demanding autonomy status

Corsican voters yesterday gave massive support to parties calling in the short term for a statute of autonomy with legislative powers for the Mediterranean island and for co-official status for the Corsican language. Three Corsican nationalist lists obtained 68% of the votes in the second round of the Corsican Assembly election, thus getting their best combined result of all times. Gilles Simeoni will be re-elected president. Keep reading

Gilles Simeoni, en un míting electoral.
News 15.6.2021 a les 12:00h

Canadians debate Quebec’s move to be recognized in Constitution as Francophone nation

For weeks now, one of the most talked-about debates in Quebec and Canadian politics has been a bill introduced by the Quebec government that seeks to strengthen the role of the French language in the province. One of its most controversial aspects is the intention of the Quebec authorities to have Quebec constitutionally recognised as a nation of which French is the common and only official language. Keep reading

Legault i Jolin-Barrette.
News 31.5.2021 a les 09:15h

France leads teaching of minoritised languages to even greater uncertainty

What was supposed to be a “historic law” for France’s minoritised languages has given way to a threat over their present and future. Tens of thousands marched 29 May in towns of several stateless nations in France calling for respect for language immersion in minoritised languages, as this pedagogic approach has now an uncertain future after the declaration of unconstitutionality of two articles of the so-called Molac Law. Keep reading

Manifestació a Baiona (País Basc), 29 de maig de 2021.
News 11.5.2021 a les 12:00h

Horizon 2023 or beyond for second Scottish independence referendum

The SNP’s victory and the enlargement of the pro-independence parties’ absolute majority in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament has strengthened the Scottish government’s call for a second self-determination referendum. But the UK government’s refusal to negotiate and the threat of a court case make a vote unlikely in the short term. Keep reading

Nicola Sturgeon.
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