Rhodesia and Nyasaland


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Rhodesia and Nyasaland

A former colonial federation (1953-1963) of south-central Africa that included the present-day countries of Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi.
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On February 26, 1959 an Emergency was declared not only throughout Southern Rhodesia but also throughout Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, today's Zambia and Malawi respectively.
Beginning during the 'Scramble for Africa' and the heyday of imperialism, the business came through the colonial period, the ill-fated Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and the triumph of African nationalism to survive into the era of emerging markets and liberalisation.
The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (sometimes referred to as the Central African Federation) came into existence on 1 August 1953.
In 1964, Great Britain granted independence to Malawi and Zambia, former members of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, based upon constitutions providing for black majority rule.