This is a line of countries and territories formerly ruled or administered by the United Kingdom or part of the British Empire, with their independence days. Some countries did not gain their independence on a single date, therefore the latest day of independence is shown with a break down of dates further down. Colonies Country Date Year of Independence Notes Afghanistan 19 August 1919 Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 Antigua and Barbuda 1 November 1981 Australia 1 January 1901 Australia Act 1986 Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia on 16 September 1975. The Bahamas 10 July 1973 Bahrain 15 August 1971 Barbados 30 November 1966 Barbados Independence Act 1966 Belize 21 September 1981 September Celebrations of Belize Botswana 30 September 1966 Brunei 1 January 1984 Canada 1 July 1867 British North America Act 1867, Canada Day Constitution Act, 1982 Cyprus 1 October 1960 16 August 1960, but Cyprus Independence … [Read more...] about List of countries that have gained independence from the United Kingdom
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With the passing of the centenary of the end of the First World War, I am sure that many will have moved their thoughts onto Christmas. The thing is, the centenary has not quite ended. In Africa the war continued until 25 November 1918, and still has her ceremonies to come. Africa’s part in WWI is often overlooked, but it was equally as horrific. On 12 August 1914, the first shots of the war that fired between German and British troops in Africa and not Europe – this happened in the German Colony of Togoland (modern day Togo). This was over a week before Britain’s first casualty, private John Parr, who was killed near Mons. The next day in Togoland, the first major confrontation happened on 22 August with some 23 killed. The East African campaign started on 15 August, with the Germans invading British East Africa (now Kenya) from German East Africa (now Tanzania) – the only piece of British territory that was taken by German forces in the war. Police … [Read more...] about ‘Our First World War centenary commemorations ignored something crucial – it hasn’t quite passed yet in East Africa’
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Suffolk's most inspirational women Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector. Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. Here we celebrate the women who have make us proud to be from Suffolk.Jenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and two young children, operating her business, Events Under Canvas, from Capel St Mary. While travelling in her 20s, Jenna began a recruitment … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Alexander Acosta Hispanic Born in Miami to Cuban parents, Acosta is the first Hispanic-American in Trump's Cabinet. UBS Scandal A lawyer and longtime federal prosecutor, Acosta brought a case against UBS that resulted in the Swiss bank being fined more than $750 million and being ordered to hand over a list of American tax evaders. Advocate for Muslims Unlike his White House boss, Acosta has, on several occasions, defended Muslims in the US. He has even criticised France for being too intolerant of Muslims. Alex Azar 'Big pharma personified'? Trump named Azar ostensibly to bring down drug prices. A curious choice; as president of Lilly USA, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly's US division, Azar approved threefold price increases for some medications. Ex-lawyer Azar has a law degree from Yale, once worked as a clerk for the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and later served in the US Office of the Independent Counsel during part of its Whitewater … [Read more...] about ‘A fine-tuned machine’ : Trump’s White House, year one
It’s probably the sort of thing one only thinks about when heading off to foreign climes on holiday - particularly if you’re going to be driving there - but why do some countries drive on the left and others on the right? Here in the UK we drive on the left but most of our European neighbours drive on the right. It would certainly seem like we’re in the minority - but is that the case - and who else drives on the left? Cross the Channel to the European mainland, keep going in any direction and it’ll be a long time before you find anyone with their steering wheel on the same side of the car (the right) as in the UK. However, if you head across the Irish Sea to the Republic of Ireland you’ll find they drive on the same side of the road as us. 35% of the world drive on the left Taking the world as a whole, around 35% of the world’s population drives on the left. It might not surprise you to know that many of the other countries that do are former … [Read more...] about Why do we drive on the left and who else does?