Sub-Saharan Africa 1957
Independence of Ghana
Following World War II, the European colonies in West Africa began demanding self-rule and then independence. The first to succeed ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1960
Year of Africa begins
The harsh French response to Guinea's 1958 declaration of independence only fueled pro-independence sentiment in the other French colonies ...
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 ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1963
Due to political resistance from the white settler population, Kenya did not gain independence from the UK until December 1963 ...