Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland


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Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

a federation (1953--63) of Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland
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The party attracted traditional leaders and trade unionists, all of whom opposed the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. In March 1953, Nkumbula burned the British White Paper on Federation, called the nation to boycott the regulations of the federation, and called for two days of national prayers, to take place in April, during which all Africans would strike.
In 1952, a year before the establishment of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Mutende was closed down.
Leaving aside the questionable notion of a deep rift between state and capital in Smith's Rhodesia, the fact is that the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which included the modern states of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, had been officially dissolved in 1963, the year before Smith became prime minister.
This led to the declaration of a state of emergency in March 1959, to the banning of Congress and the arrest of its leaders, to the establishment of the Devlin Commission and, ultimately to the release of Banda from detention in April 1960, an act that precipitated the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the emergence of the independent state of Malawi.
He could count as good friends both Sir Roy Welensky, the Prime Minister of the short lived Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and Kenneth Kaunda whose political party UNIP he joined and made regular contributions to.
Settlers in Southern Rhodesia convinced the British colonial office to establish the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (today Malawi) in 1953, which included the colonies of Northern and Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
1940) who went out to Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia after the Second World War, 'took a leading part in the Church of Scotland's principled opposition to the 1953 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland' (pp.
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