Sub-Saharan Africa 1915
Conquest of Kamerun
Despite the setbacks of 1914, by 1915 the Allies had managed to secure the coast of the German colony of ...
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 1929
The 1920s saw a consolidation of the European hold over Africa as the colonial powers built railroads and made use ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1940
Debacle at Dakar
The Fall of France led to the creation of two opposing French governments: the Vichy French, who agreed to collaborate ...
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
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 ...