decolonise

VERB
  1. grant independence to (a former colony)
    West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960's
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How To Use decolonise In A Sentence

  • Mugabe is the best living African on the continent, with a real programme to decolonise Africa in real terms. Mugabe Loses Honorary Degree From UMass - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com
  • He said it would "decolonise" South America's poorest country by giving independence to indigenous peoples who have been under oppression dating back to the Spanish conquest. ITN Headlines
  • He asked for "six months to one year" and announced to the world that South Africa would help to 'decolonise' APARTHEID'S THREAT TO WORLD PEACE
  • When Britain tried to decolonise Rhodesia in the 1960s, it was opposed by the white settlers who eventually made the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965.
  • Once elected, Morales, together with the social movements (particular the indigenous and campesino organisations that make up the heart of the MAS), sought to implement the key demands that emerged from the peoples 'struggles: winning back control over Bolivia's natural resources, in particular the nationalisation of gas; and a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution to "decolonise" the state and end the political exclusion of the indigenous majority. Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com
  • He has said the new constitution would "decolonise" South America's poorest country by recovering indigenous values lost under centuries of oppression dating back to the Spanish conquest. AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
  • Indeed, Vorster even initially presented himself as Africa's supreme peace-maker, offering to help "decolonise SOUTH AFRICA'S MILITARY AND NUCLEAR BUILD-UP
  • South African politicians could "decolonise" language by publicly speaking more African languages, according to Dr Theo du Plessis of the University of the Orange Free State. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • The president said the charter would "decolonise" Bolivia by championing indigenous values lost since the Spanish conquest. MyAntiwar.org
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