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New on African History — Resources on Zimbabwe — New in the African History Glossary

By November 28, 2012

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Map showing position of Zimbabwe in AfricaNew for Zimbabwe
The British colony of Southern Rhodesia became part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1953. In 1963 Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland pulled out of the Federation, citing the extreme conditions in the Southern Rhodesia. In 1965, Ian Smith made a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Negotiations towards independence started in 1975 and independence was achieved in 1980.

Zimbabwe Timeline
Part 1: Prehistory to UDI
Part 2: UDI to One-Party State
Part 3: One-Party State to Leaving the Commonwealth
Part 4: Leaving the Commonwealth to Present Day

New African History Glossary Terms
Operation Murambatsvina
Gukurahundi
British South Africa Company (BSAC)
Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI)

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