Sub-Saharan Africa 1918
Armistice with Germany
Facing an increasing Allied buildup in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique), German commander Lettow-Vorbeck led his Schutztruppe north back into German ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1920
Africa and the Peace Treaties
Fighting continued in East Africa for a few days after the end of World War I in Europe, until news ...
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 1956
Independence of Sudan
In 1953 Egyptian revolutionaries deposed the last King of Egypt and the Sudan, signing a treaty with the British the ...
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 1964
In 1964 the United Nations withdrew its troops from the Congo, exposing the nation to a new outbreak of unrest ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1965
When it began withdrawing from its African colonies in the 1950s the United Kingdom adopted a policy of no independence ...