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date: 26 June 2019

Africa—Postcolonial 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Christopher A. BrooksChristopher A. BROOKS

In 1945 the Fifth Pan-African Congress convened with the goal of ending colonialism in Africa. By 1960 Africa had experienced successful independence movements in several countries, and many military overthrows of government ensued. A general unity has not yet settled on the continent, however. Efforts to build a “United States of Africa” after colonialism have been hindered by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and religious disputes. ...

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