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A transnational decolonisation: Britain, France and the Rhodesian problem, 1965-1969

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In 2010, while Francophone Africa was commemorating fifty years of independence, Zimbabwe celebrated a smaller, though by no means less significant anniversary. 18 April 2010 marked thirty years since the midnight ceremony, attended by Prince Charles and Bob Marley, when the red, green, black and gold flag of Zimbabwe rose for the first time (The Times, 1980, 18 April). it was therefore two decades after the independence of Francophone Africa that white minority-governed Rhodesia, 'the last outpost of the British Empire in Africa and the last colony in the continent', was transformed into majority-ruled Zimbabwe ( The Guardian, 2010, 16 April).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrancophone Africa at fifty
EditorsTony Chafer, Alexander Keese
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Pages171-185
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780719089305
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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