Sub-Saharan Africa 1929
The 1920s saw a consolidation of the European hold over Africa as the colonial powers built railroads and made use ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1953
Mau Mau Uprising
By the early 1950s the failure of native attempts to extract political reforms from the white elites in the British ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1961
Discord over the Congo
The deposing and later assassination of Congolese PM Lumumba divided the United Nations. The Eastern Bloc countries and many of ...
Indonesian invasion of East Timor
In 1974 Portugal's staunchly colonialist dictatorship was overthrown, encouraging the Portuguese colony on Timor to declare independence as East ...