News 11.12.2017 a les 11:45h

Corsican nationalists win absolute majority, call on French government to negotiate autonomy

Corsican nationalist alliance Pè a Corsica is set to form a new government in the Mediterranean island after it won, 10 December, an absolute majority in the second round of the Corsican Assembly election. The alliance, made up of pro-autonomy Femu a Corsica and pro-independence Corsica Libera, swept elections by achieving 56.5% of the votes cast, which translated into 41 of 63 seats in play. It is a historical result for the Corsican movement. The winning alliance called on the French government to negotiate a Statute of Autonomy for the island. Keep reading

Simeoni i Talamoni celebren la seva victòria aquest 10 de desembre.
Roundup 1 to 5 December

Catalan election campaign begins / Corsican nationalists’ great advantage ahead of 2nd round vote

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. The campaign of the Catalan Parliament legislative campaign has begun 5 December, pro-independence parties proposing to “build” or “unfold” the Catalan Republic as proclaimed 27 October and unionist parties seeking a majority to “bury”, they say, the independence process once and for all. An election is also being held in Corsica, where pro-autonomy alliance Pè a Corsica has emerged as the strongest party the first round with 45% of the votes cast. Furthermore, thousands have marched for Andalusian sovereignty. Keep reading

La pugna entre republicanisme i unionisme marca les eleccions catalanes.
Roundup 24 to 30 November

Electoral crisis in Honduras / “Pole for self-determination” in Sardinia

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. The week is loaded with tension in Honduras amid protests and fraud allegation in the aftermath of the presidential election in which a coalition of opposition parties supported by the main Indigenous umbrella group has sought to defeat president Juan Orlando Hernandez. Meanwhile, in Sardinia, eight pro-sovereignty parties and movements have unveiled a “pole for self-determination” that aims to win the 2019 Sardinian election. In Southeast Asia, Burma and Bangladesh have inked a controversial deal on the return of Rohingya refugees. Keep reading

Presentació del pol sard.
Roundup 17 to 23 November

Ill-treatment against Aboriginal minors in Australian prisons / Ratko Mladic given life sentence

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. A government report has concluded that juvenile detention centres in Australia’s Northern Territory are home to serious abuse against prisoners, many of whom are Aboriginals. This week we are also highlighting a life imprisonment sentence over genocide and crimes against humanity against Bosnian Serb military officer Ratko Mladic. In Somaliland, the newly elected president will seek to advance the country’s international recognition, while in Ireland Gerry Adams is stepping down from Sinn Féin leadership. Keep reading

Un fotograma del programa "La vergonya d'Austràlia", sobre els maltractaments a menors.
Roundup 10 to 16 November

Crimes against civilian population in Mindanao / Demonstration for “fair financing system” in Valencian Country

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. An Amnesty International report details crimes committed for over five months against the civilian population of Marawi, in Mindanao, in the hands of both the Philippine army and groups affiliated to the Islamic State. In Europe, this week we are highlighting the demonstration for a new funding arrangement in the Valencian Country and efforts in the Macedonian Parliament to gran Albanian co-official status. Keep reading

Edifici de Marawi en flames després d'un bombardeig de l'aviació filipina.
News 16.11.2017 a les 10:00h

Post-colonial independence movements: a difficult task to become a sovereign country in today’s Africa

Somaliland, a state that is not recognized by anyone but that is independent since 1990, has just celebrated its third presidential election. The case of this former UK colony is surely the most consolidated one among current attempts to achieve independence in Africa, but at the same time exemplifies how difficult it is to get foreign recognition, even when independence is implemented on the ground. Africa, after witnessing how virtually all the states that make it up came into existence in the 1950-1980 period, has only given rise to three post-colonial independent countries: Namibia in 1990 (from South Africa), Eritrea in 1993 (from Ethiopia) and South Sudan in 2011 (from Sudan). Still, pro-independence movements do exist in a number of other African countries. Which are the main ones nowadays? North to south and east to west, this article highlights a dozen of them. Keep reading

Protesta de biafrenys a Londres, 2017.
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