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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1963 - Central African Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is dissolved.
19) To secure their power, whites in Zambia joined with those in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (Malawi) and formed the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
The Tonga had no part in the creation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland or the decision to build a dam.
The country Rhodesia and Nyasaland was administrated by the British Crown and subsequently named after Cecil Rhodes in recognition of his achievement in bringing order and relative stability in an area where tribal violence and disorder was endemic.
From 1953 to 1963, the country was part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (present day Malawi).
Similarly, when the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress under Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula declared Two Days of Prayer in 1953 in protests against the introduction of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, African Assistants at the Institute organised a work boycott with the full support of the organisation.
In discussing the establishment of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, passing reference is made to the need "to harness rivers, to develop power to meet the needs of industry" without indicating why hydroelectric power was essential, why the Zambezi rather than the Kafue River was dammed, or how Nyasaland would benefit (79).
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.
Post War public relations developments took place amid the clamor by the white settlers for closer union with Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland in a Central African Federation, which would ensure that white settlers would gain political control.