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Burkina Faso military coup a setback for West Africa

General Diendéré, the coup leader and new strongman, is closely linked to the U.S. military mission in the area, as well as to the French military.


Today in history: Mozambique achieves independence in 1975

The decade 1964-74 marks the wars of independence for Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique, and islands of Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe.


Scotland: In the wake of referendum "No" result

Scots voted No to independence by 55 per cent to 45 per cent, but the referendum debate energised a people determined to strike a blow against a pampered Westminster elite.


British party leaders scramble to Scotland to quell Yes vote

Britain's three main party political leaders - among the most unpopular in British political history - crawled up to Scotland to beg that it votes against independence.


Celebrating Mexico's bicentennial is bittersweet

On Sept. 16, Mexico will celebrate its bicentennial and honor the heroes that first declared the nation's independence from Spain in 1810.


Puerto Rican independence leader Juan Mari Bras dies at 82

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Juan Mari Bras, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists, died Friday, Sept. 10. He was 82.