Power Struggles in Colonial Africa

Archive Report

Variations in African Nationalism

Conflicts in Newly Independent Countries

Violent Outbreaks in a dozen countries and colonies of sub-Sahara Africa in the past few months have given the world sharp notice of the deep struggles for power now going on all over that immense and diverse region. Political warfare between black and black, conducted along personal, tribal, or religious lines, crackles under the surface almost everywhere and has blazed into the open in the newly independent states and in territories scheduled for early independence.

Africans in the Congo Republic spent three days battling one another last winter. Balloting in Senegal, like the Congo Republic an autonomous state within the recently created French overseas community, was marked by violence and intimidation. More than 40 opposition politicians were “detained” ...

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