Sub-Saharan Africa 1922
League of Nations Mandates
Following the Treaty of Versailles the newly-formed League of Nations granted the victorious Allies mandates over the colonies they had ...
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
French Withdrawal from West Africa
Having accepted the end of its colonial empire, France granted independence to its remaining West African colonies between April and ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1961
UN Action Against Katanga
A major step towards defusing the Congo Crisis occurred in August 1961, when Gizenga agreed to recognize the government in ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1963
Due to political resistance from the white settler population, Kenya did not gain independence from the UK until December 1963 ...