Political Awakening of Black Africa

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Wide Current Ingterest In Tropical Africa

Black afeica—an area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn which is three times the size of the United States—has been taking an increasingly prominent place in the world's news. Evolution of the Gold Coast and British Togoland into Ghana, an independent member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, has dramatized a snowballing movement toward self-government in what used to be the darkest part of the Dark Continent.

The European powers which still have colonies in Africa —Belgium, Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain—are all facing the necessity of adjusting to the drive for political independence, which has been gaining momentum at a startling pace. In the meantime, the United States and the Soviet Union are beginning to ...

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