# independence

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to members of staff and contractors as she tours the NHS Louisa Jordan field hospital, set up at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on April 10, 2020, to potentially help with extra patients caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. - The disease has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 60,000 people nationwide and killed over 8,000, with a daily death toll in England of 866 reported on April 10. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP)
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeo […]

Tensions mount as Scotland goes its own way on virus lockdown

First independence. Then Brexit. Now Scotland's handling of the coronavirus outbreak has stirred up fresh tensions with the UK government, despite an initial unified approach.
Children stand on a platform at their home as officials and volunteers of Code for Africa engage in the mapping of the Makoko waterfront settlement in Lagos, on October 23, 2019. Photo: Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP
Children stand on a platform at their ho […]

Sixty years on, Africa still seeks right model for growth

As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers
Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists called a general strike and a mass rally. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP
Protesters use fences as a barricade dur […]

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists