When: Throughout 1960

Where: Throughout Africa

Referred to as the Year of Africa due to a number of events, mainly the independence of 17 African nations and Africa’s emergence as a major force in the United Nations.


Further Reading:

Reflections on 1960, The Year of Africa.” New York Times. February 6, 2020.

Everett, Katherine, Hardick, Emily and Damarius Johnson. “The Year of Africa.” Origins 14, no. 4 (2021): LINK.

Young, Crawford. The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.