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Tuesday, November 18, 1997 Published at 13:16 GMT



Special Report: Africa at 40

Does life begin at 40 for independent Africa?

African leaders have been meeting in London to consider the continent's development since Ghana gained independence in 1957.
FULL STORY


Dr Nkrumah during his year in jail
Nkrumah - an African visionary with feet of clay
Kwame Nkrumah's dream of a free, united and prosperous Africa made him an icon of the post-colonial era.

The Ethiopian famine inspired the Live Aid concerts and records
Forty years of African history
A chronology of Black African independence
The Africa formerly known as...
Test your knowledge of how African place names have changed in 40 years

The Organisation of African Unity
The Organisation of African Unity has long been regardedf as the collective voice of Africa in the post-colonial era.





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