AP World CCOT Project


African based issues

European Scramble for Africa

01/01/1900 - 01/01/1914

European powers struggle for the scramble to claim Africa as tensions for WWI build up.

South African Expansion

01/01/1910 - 01/01/1912

Union of South Africa grows out of Cape Colony.

Abrupt end to German Empire in Africia

01/01/1914 - 01/01/1925

Parts of Togo and Cameroon given to France by League of Nations.
Tanzania given to Britain.
Rwanda and Burundi given to Belgium.
Namibia given to Union of South Africa.

Senegal, Kenya, Gold Coast and Ivory Coast fights for independence

01/01/1926 - 01/01/1940

However stopped due to the eruption of World War II

Africa at the end of WWII

01/01/1940 - 01/01/1950

Only 3 countries in Africa are independent (Liberia, Ethiopia, and Egypt).

More African countries earn their independence

01/01/1951 - 01/01/1960

Libya, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Guinea, French Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, Mali, Madagascar, Zaire, Somalia, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville and Congo Kinshasa, Gabon, Nigeria and Mauritania are free of European control.

Ghana becomes first country to win indepedence

01/01/1956 - 01/01/1957

Ghana is the first sub colony to win it's independence.

De-colonization Achieved

01/01/1961 - 01/01/1970

Decolonization is achieved in British-Cameroon, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Rwanda, Algeria, Uganda, Zanzibar, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, the Gambia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, and Swaziland.

Portugal leaves Africa

01/01/1971 - 01/01/1975

Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Cape Verde, the Comores, Sao Tome, and Principe, Angola, the Seychelles, Djibouti, and Zimbabwe gain independence.

South Africa Fights Apartheid

01/01/1976 - 01/01/1994

Soweto uprising in South Africa marks a turning point in the fight against apartheid.


Global Issues

World War One

06/28/1914 - 11/11/1918

World War One begins in Europe as Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated.

World War II

01/01/1939 - 01/01/1945