For Africans, Queen Elizabeth and the British Empire Are Inseparable

For Africans, Queen Elizabeth and the British Empire Are Inseparable
Kenyan newspapers show coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, at a stand in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 9, 2022 (AP photo by Brian Inganga).

Since Queen Elizabeth II died last week at the age of 96, tributes to her have poured in from the U.K. and across the world. But many Africans regard the late queen as the symbol of a cruel institution that subjugated millions, plundered wealth from their lands and imposed conditions that continue to haunt them to this day.

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