A Short History of Africa

@inproceedings{Oliver1962ASH,
  title={A Short History of Africa},
  author={Roland Anthony Oliver and John D. Fage},
  year={1962}
}
Fully revised and updated, this edition contains a one-volume study of African history, from prehistoric times to the present day. The aim of the authors has been to provide an understanding of the many forces which have shaped the diversified cultures of this continent. 

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Religion -about 15% Christian, 85% tribal

  • Religion -about 15% Christian, 85% tribal

Independent (of Britain) 1964, remaining in the Comonwealth

  • Independent (of Britain) 1964, remaining in the Comonwealth

Mobutu is still the President -and respect for Mobutu has become virtually the official religion

  • Mobutu is still the President -and respect for Mobutu has become virtually the official religion

Main town – Mbabane 25,000 Capital

  • Main town – Mbabane 25,000 Capital

Independent of France (and Britain) 1960-61

  • Independent of France (and Britain) 1960-61

Religion -about 15% Christian, the rest tribal. Language -English (official), tribal dialects

  • Religion -about 15% Christian, the rest tribal. Language -English (official), tribal dialects

There was a crisis in 1970 when the King tried to increase his power and was exiled; but after a few months he was allowed to return

  • There was a crisis in 1970 when the King tried to increase his power and was exiled; but after a few months he was allowed to return

Language -French (official), tribal dialects

  • Language -French (official), tribal dialects

40% Roman Catholic), the rest tribal

  • 40% Roman Catholic), the rest tribal
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