The Wind of Change: The End of Colonialism in Africa


This program seeks to understand nationalism in black Africa through the experiences of the Gold Coast, French Guinea, and the Belgian Congo, the first colonies of Britain, France, and Belgium to win independence after World War II.

The devastating effects of Cold War sparring by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. in these regions are assessed, with a special focus on the tragedy in the former Belgian Congo.

Commentary by Fran├žois Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, UN dignitary Sir Brian Urquhart, former ministers from the Kwame Nkrumah and Ahmed Sekou Toure governments, historians Mahmood Mamdani and Jean Fremigacci, and authors William Blum and Keith Kyle is featured.

Run Time: 57 minutes
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