United Kingdom to Pay Reparations to Victims of Colonialism

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 by WorldAffairs

Imperial Reckoning In what some hailed as a precedent setting action, the United Kingdom has agreed to pay reparations, amounting to about £3000 per person, to victims of torture and other abuses during the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule in Kenya in the 1950's. British Foreign Secretary William Hague stated: "The British government recognizes that Kenyans were subject to torture and other forms of ill-treatment . . . more »