In 1953 the British government established the Central African Federation
, which has been described as "the most controversial large-scale imperial exercise in constructive state-building ever undertaken by the British government." (4) The federation consisted of the territories of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland.
Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) were combined by Whitehall into the Central African Federation
: an arrangement that fragmented within a decade.
Latter he was transferred to the Copper Belt and for a while his next-door neighbour was Roy Welensky, later to come to prominence as a leader of the Central African Federation
In September 1961 Hammarskjold's four-engine DC-6 aeroplane took off from the capital of the former Belgian Congo, Leopoldville, bound for Ndola in Northern Rhodesia (then part of the British-run Central African Federation
This operation was viewed with mistrust by the black majority and by the Labor Party in Britain, but eventually led in 1953 to the creation of the Central African Federation
. It had considerable autonomy but was subject to a commission to uphold the rights of the natives.
Consciously, if regrettably for readers of this journal, there are no chapters on African nationalism, the politics of the Central African Federation
, or the development of the mining industry.
Northern Rhodesia's victory was the final blow to the white controlled Central African Federation
. The Federation was an attempt by white minorities in Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland, to forge unity and prevent Africans in the region from winning independence.
The Emergency triggered the end of the Central African Federation
, the rise of nationalism and the emergence of Dr Hastings Banda as the undisputed nationalist leader.