Meanwhile nigeria the uk s most populous african colony and. Discover the past of africa on historical maps.
Historical map of sub saharan africa 24 december 1960 year of africa ends.
Old map of africa 1960. World history in 1960 with the usa and russia the leading superpowers. Next map africa 1960 what is happening in africa in 2005ce decolonization was mostly completed within a few years of 1960 though white minorities effectively continued colonial rule in south africa and rhodesia for somewhat longer whilst the portuguese hung on in their possessions in angola and mozambique. Lumumba escaped a few months later only to be recaptured and murdered while attempting to reach his supporters in the east.
This beautiful map of africa was published in july 1960 by national geographic with three articles including africa. This map shows what is happening in world history in 1960. It has also been marred by some of the most terrible violence in world history.
Having accepted the end of its colonial empire france granted independence to its remaining west african colonies between april and november 1960. Germany late to the show held on to 9. By the time world war i broke out britain and france collectively controlled 45 of africa s population.
Historical map of sub saharan africa 3 february 1960 year of africa begins. South africa mineral map of the union of 1959 mineral map of the union of south africa. The period between 1914 and 1960 has been marked by great changes in all parts of the world and in all areas of life.
Historical map of sub saharan africa 26 june 1960 french withdrawal from west africa. Delfstofkaart van die unie van suid afrika legends in english and afrikaans. A french map of africa c.
Old maps of africa on old maps online. The winds of freedom stir a continent in the 1960s africa faced many changes and struggled with many countries to gain its independence. In mid september 1960 colonel mobutu ended the governmental crisis in the congo by seizing control and imprisoning pm lumumba.
In 1950 somaliland also became a trust territory administered by italy its pre war colonial ruler on behalf of the un. To accompany the handbook the mineral resources of the union of south africa 1959. Next to go was the french un mandate of cameroon which became independent on 1 january 1960 the first day of what would become known as the year of africa.
Department of mines union of south africa. Historical map of sub saharan africa 1 april 1950 united nations trust territories. After world war ii the league of nations was replaced by the united nations and the old league mandates became un trust territories.
The harsh french response to guinea s 1958 declaration of independence only fueled pro independence sentiment in the other french colonies. The map shows the boundaries as they existed in july 1960. However many of these countries remained within the french community and retained close ties with france.