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African Independence

AP World History Summerville High School

TermDefinition
Kwame Nkrumah leader ousts Britain from Gold Coast
Mau Mau secret society of Kenyans who fight against British rule
Jomo Kenyatta appointed as Kenya's first president.
Daniel arap Moi followed Kenyatta as ruler of Kenya, ruling harshly, corruptly
Ahmed Ben Bella first leader of Algeria, overthrown in 1965
Mobutu Sese Seko rules Congo from 1965 to 1997
Joseph Kabila elected president of Congo in 2006 under a new constitution
African National Congress (ANC) South African political organization founded to defend African interests; became the ruling political party after the 1994 elections.
Walter Sisulu and Steve Biko African leaders imprisoned (Sisulu) or murdered (Biko) by the Afrikaner regime.
Nelson Mandela ANC leader imprisoned by Afrikaner regime; released in 1990 and elected president of South Africa in 1994.
F. W. de Klerk South African president (served 1989–1994); led Afrikaner push for reforms ending apartheid; Nelson Mandela was freed in his presidency.
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa elected first prime minister of Nigeria 1957
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