Professor David Lambert, a Professor of Caribbean History at the University of Warwick, comments on the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who profited from the Royal African Company’s trade in enslaved men, women and children, being toppled and tossed into the harbour in Bristol.
Professor Franklyn Lisk, of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, discusses the looting and violence in South Africa targeting foreigners in which five people have died.
"The recent warning by the French government that there could be deaths in the protests anticipated this weekend is a very disturbing development." Dr Oliver Davis, Reader in French Studies comments on the ongoing 'yellow vest' protests in France.
Latin America’s second largest economy will go to the polls on Sunday (1 July 2018) to choose its next president and a new congress. At a time of widespread disillusionment at unchecked corruption, poverty and violence Assistant Professor in New Rising World Powers Dr Thomas Long looks ahead to the election.
Vote for Catalan independence: "A question of an illegal vote confronted by political intransigence"
Spanish police have detained 14 Catalan officials involved in organising an independence vote declared illegal by Spain’s government.
Thousands protested in the streets as a response to the government’s actions. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Professor of Hispanic Studies comments on why tensions in Catalonia are boiling over now