Nyasaland

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Many translated example sentences containing "Nyasaland" – German-English dictionary and search engine for German translations. Nyasaland Definition: → Malawi | Bedeutung, Aussprache, Übersetzungen und Beispiele. English: A map of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, issued by the Urheber, Federal Government Printer, Salisbury, Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

A British Protectorate was declared over the 'Nyasaland Districts' i. In the territory was renamed the British Central Africa Protectorate.

By the Nyasaland Order in Council, dated 06 July , the name of the territory was changed again, this time to the Nyasaland Protectorate and Legislative and Executive Councils were established and a Governor was appointed in the place of the former Commissioner.

The first Legislative Council met on 04 September The possibility of associating Nyasaland with one or more of its neighbours had been considered at various times between the two World Wars.

On 31 December the Federation was dissolved with each participating state once again becoming single political entities.

On 06 July Nyasaland became the fully independent state of Malawi within the British Commonwealth. On the second anniversary of independence, Malawi became a republic, remaining a member of the Commonwealth.

Bruce Berry, 24 Nov On 11 May a formal grant of arms to Nyasaland was made. This comprised a leopard with a rising sun reflected against a black background.

Coffee, having not lived up to its expectations as the major crop in the colony, was thus dropped as the main symbol of the territory. Following this grant of Arms, a new flag bearing the leopard and sun was adopted as the flag of the territory.

The Nyasaland Blue Ensign contained the arms in the fly without roundel and was used until 23 October when the territory was incorporated into the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the Federation flag was adopted.

Following the break-up of the Federation on 31 December , Nyasaland received its independence as the self-governing state of Malawi on 06 July and adopted a new flag without any colonial connotations.

It was not until that the industry recovered, reaching 2, tons in and a record of 4, tons exported in This was mainly African production in the lower Shire valley, as output from European estates became insignificant.

Production varied widely, and increasing amounts were used domestically, but at independence cotton was only the fourth most valuable export crop.

Tea was first exported from Nyasaland in after tea plantations were established in the high rainfall areas of Mlanje District, later extended into Cholo District.

Exports steadily increased from tons in to 1, tons in , from 12, acres planted. Despite its value to the protectorate's economy, the main problem with its tea on the international market was its low quality.

Groundnut exports were insignificant before when they amounted to tons, but a government scheme to promote their cultivation and better prices led to a rapid increase in the mid-to-late s.

At independence, the annual exports totalled 25, tons and groundnuts became Nyasaland's third most valuable export. They are also widely grown for food.

In the s and s, Nyasaland became a major producer of Tung oil and over 20, acres on estates in the Shire Highlands were planted with Tung trees.

However, after , world prices declined and production dropped as Tung oil was replaced by cheaper petrochemical substitutes.

Until the famine, maize was not exported but a government scheme then promoted it as a cash crop and 38, tons were exported in By independence, local demand had reduced exports to virtually nil.

Seasonal hunger was common in pre-colonial and early colonial times, as peasant farmers grew food for their families' needs, with only small surpluses to store, barter for livestock or pass to dependents.

Famines were often associated with warfare, as in a major famine in the south of the country in The introduction of a market economy eroded several pre-colonial survival strategies such as growing secondary crops in case the main one failed, gathering wild food or seeking support from family or friends and eventually created an underclass of the chronically malnourished poor.

Nyasaland suffered local famines in and at various times between and , and significant food shortages in other years. The government took little action until the situation was critical, when relief supplies were expensive and their distribution delayed, and was also reluctant to issue free relief to the able-bodied.

It did however import around 2, tons of maize for famine relief in and and buy grain in less-affected areas. Although these events were on a smaller scale than in , the authorities did not react by making adequate preparations to counteract later famines.

In November and December , the rains stopped several months early and food shortages rapidly developed in the Shire Highlands. Government and mission employees, many urban workers and some estate tenants received free or subsidised food, or food on credit.

Those less able to cope, such as widows or deserted wives, the old, the very young and those already in poverty suffered most, and families did not help remoter relatives.

In and , 25, tons of food were imported, although initial deliveries were delayed. The official mortality figure was to deaths, but the true number may have been higher, and there were severe food shortages and hunger in and From the time of Livingstone's expedition in , the Zambesi , Shire River , and Lake Nyasa waterways were seen as the most convenient method of transport for Nyasaland.

However, the Zambesi-Lower Shire and Upper Shire-Lake Nyasa systems were separated by 50 miles of impassable falls and rapids in the Middle Shire which prevented continuous navigation.

The main economic centres of the protectorate at Blantyre and in the Shire Highlands were 25 miles from the Shire, and transport of goods from that river was by inefficient and costly head porterage or ox-cart.

Until , small river steamers carrying tons or less operated between the British concession of Chinde at the mouth of the Zambezi and the Lower Shire, about miles.

The British government had obtained a year lease of a site for an ocean port at Chinde at which passengers transferred to river steamers from Union-Castle Line and German East Africa Line ships up to , when the service was suspended.

The Union-Castle service was resumed between and , when the port at Chinde was damaged by a cyclone.

Until the opening of the railway in , passengers and goods were transferred to smaller boats at Chiromo to go a further 50 miles upstream to Chikwawa , where porters carried goods up the escarpment and passengers continued on foot.

Low water levels in Lake Nyasa reduced the Shire River's flow from to ; this and the changing sandbanks made navigation difficult in the dry season.

The main port moved downriver from Chiromo to Port Herald in , but by it was difficult and often impossible to use Port Herald, so a Zambezi port was needed.

The extension of the railway to the Zambezi in effectively ended significant water transport on the Lower Shire, and low water levels ended it on the Upper Shire, but it has continued on Lake Nyasa up to the present.

A number of lake steamers, at first based at Fort Johnston , served lakeside communities which had poor road connections.

Their value was increased in , when a northern extension of the railway from Blantyre reached Lake Nyasa, and a terminal for Lake Services was developed at Salima.

However, harbour facilities at several lake ports were inadequate and there were few good roads to most ports: Railways could supplement water transport and, as Nyasaland was nowhere closer than miles to a suitable Indian Ocean port, a short rail link to river ports that eliminated porterage was initially more practical than a line direct to the coast passing through low-population areas.

From here, goods went by river steamers to Chinde then by sea to Beira , involving three transhipments and delays. The Central African Railway was poorly built and soon needed extensive repairs.

Chinde was severely damaged by a cyclone in and was unsuitable for larger ships. The alternative ports were Beira, which had developed as a major port in the early 20th century, and the small port of Quelimane.

Beira was congested, but significant improvements were made to it in the s: The Trans-Zambezia Railway, constructed between and , ran miles from the south bank of the Zambezi to join the main line from Beira to Rhodesia.

Its promoters had interests in Beira port, and they ignored its high cost and limited benefit to Nyasaland of a shorter alternative route.

The Zambezi crossing ferry, using steamers to tow barges, had limited capacity and was a weak point in the link to Beira.

For part of the year the river was too shallow and at other times it flooded. In , the ferry was replaced by construction of the Zambezi Bridge , over two miles long, creating an uninterrupted rail link to the sea.

In the same year, a northern extension from Blantyre to Lake Nyasa was completed. The Zambezi Bridge and northern extension generated less traffic than anticipated, and it was only in that traffic volumes predicted in were reached.

The rail link was inadequate for heavy loads, being a single narrow-gauge track with sharp curves and steep gradients. Maintenance costs were high and freight volumes were low, so transport rates were up to three times Rhodesian and East African levels.

Although costly and inefficient, the rail link to Beira remained Nyasaland's main transport link up to and beyond independence. A second rail link to the Mozambique port of Nacala was first proposed in , and is the principal route for imports and exports today.

Roads in the early protectorate were little more than trails, barely passable in the wet season. Roads suitable for motor vehicles were developed in the southern half of the protectorate in the s and replaced head porterage, but few all-weather roads existed in the northern half until quite late in the s, so motor transport was concentrated in the south.

Road travel was becoming an alternative to rail, but government regulations designed to promote railway use hindered this development. When the northern railway extension was completed, proposals failed to be carried out to build a road traffic interchange at Salima and improve roads in the Central Province to help develop Central Nyasaland and Eastern Zambia.

Road transport remained underdeveloped and, at independence, there were few tarmac roads. Air transport began modestly in with weekly Rhodesian and Nyasaland Airways service from an airstrip at Chileka to Salisbury , increased to twice weekly in Blantyre Chileka was also linked to Beira from All flights were discontinued in but in Central African Airways Corporation, backed by the governments of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland resumed services.

Its Salisbury to Blantyre service was extended to Nairobi , a Blantyre- Lilongwe - Lusaka service was added and internal services ran to Salima and Karonga.

The former Nyasaland arm of the corporation became Air Malawi in The first protests against colonial rule came from two sources. Firstly, independent African churches rejected European missionary control and, through Watch Tower and other groups, promoted Millennialism doctrines that the authorities considered seditious.

Secondly, Africans educated by missions or abroad sought social, economic and political advancement through voluntary "Native Associations".

Both movements were generally peaceful, but a violent uprising in by John Chilembwe expressed both religious radicalism and the frustration of educated Africans denied an effective voice, as well as anger over African casualties in the First World War.

After Chilembwe, protests were muted until the early s, and concentrated on improving African education and agriculture.

Political representation was a distant aspiration. However, a declaration by the British government that white settlers north of the Zambezi could not form minority governments dominating Africans stimulated the political awareness.

Agitation by the government of Southern Rhodesia led to a Royal Commission on future association between Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, or all three territories.

Despite almost unanimous African opposition to amalgamation with Southern Rhodesia, the Bledisloe Commission report of did not entirely rule-out some form of association in the future, provided Southern Rhodesian forms of racial discrimination were not applied north of the Zambezi.

One of its first demands was to have African representation on the Legislative Council, which was conceded in Despite this support, Congress lost momentum until the revival of amalgamation proposals in gave it new life.

Post-war British governments were persuaded that closer association in Central Africa would cut costs, and they agreed to a federal solution, not the full amalgamation that the Southern Rhodesian government preferred.

The main African objections to the Federation were summed up in a joint memorandum prepared by Hastings Banda for Nyasaland and Harry Nkumbula for Northern Rhodesia in These were that political domination by the white minority of Southern Rhodesia would prevent greater African political participation and that control by Southern Rhodesian politicians would lead to an extension of racial discrimination and segregation.

The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was pushed through in against very strong African opposition including riots and deaths in Cholo District although there were also local land issues.

In , the NAC opposed federation and demanded independence. Its supporters demonstrated against taxes and pass laws. In early , Congress abandoned its campaign and lost much of its support.

It also scaled-back the fairly modest British post-war development proposals. In , the Colonial Office agreed to the suggestion of the governor of Nyasaland that African representation on the Legislative Council should be increased from three to five members, and that the African members should no longer be appointed by the governor, but nominated by Provincial Councils.

As these Provincial Councils were receptive to popular wishes, this allowed these Councils to nominate Congress members to the Legislative Council.

This occurred in when Henry Chipembere and Kanyama Chiume , two young radical members of Congress, were nominated together with three moderates, including two Congress supporters.

This success led to a rapid growth in Congress membership in and Several of the younger members of the Nyasaland African Congress had little faith in the ability of its leader, T D T Banda , who they also accused of dishonesty, and wished to replace him with Dr Hastings Banda , then living in the Gold Coast.

Dr Banda announced he would only return if given the presidency of Congress. Banda and Congress Party leaders started a campaign of direct action against federation, for immediate constitutional change and eventual independence.

As this included resistance to Federal directives on farming practices, protests were widespread and sometimes violent.

These were for an African majority in the Legislative Council and at least parity with non-Africans in the Executive Council.

The governor rejected the proposals, and this breakdown in constitutional talks led to demands within Congress for an escalation of anti-government protests and more violent action.

As Congress supporters became more violent and Congress leaders made increasingly inflammatory statements, Armitage decided against offering concessions, but prepared for mass arrests.

On 21 February, European troops of the Rhodesia Regiment were flown into Nyasaland and, in the days immediately following, police or troops opened fire on rioters in several places, leading to four deaths.

In deciding to make widespread arrests covering almost the whole Congress organisation, Armitage was influenced by a report received by the police from an informer of a meeting of Congress leaders at which, it was claimed by the Head of Special Branch that the indiscriminate killing of Europeans and Asians, and of those Africans opposed to Congress was planned, the so-called "murder plot".

There is no evidence that any formal plan existed, and the Nyasaland government took no immediate action against Banda or other Congress leaders but continued to negotiate with them until late February.

In the debate in the House of Commons on 3 March , the day that the State of Emergency was declared, Alan Lennox-Boyd , the Colonial Secretary, stated that it was clear from information received that Congress had planned the widespread murder of Europeans, Asians and moderate Africans, " This was the first public mention of a murder plot and, later in the same debate, the Minister of State at the Colonial Office, Julian Amery , reinforced what Lennox-Boyd had said with talk of a " The strongest criticism later made by the Devlin Commission was over the "murder plot", whose existence it doubted, and it condemned the use made of it by both the Nyasaland and British governments in trying to justify the Emergency, while at the same time conceding that the declaration of a State of Emergency was "justified in any event".

The Commission also declared that Banda had no knowledge of the inflammatory talk of some Congress activists about attacking Europeans.

On 3 March Sir Robert Armitage, as governor of Nyasaland, declared a State of Emergency over the whole of the protectorate and, in a police and military undertaking which it called Operation Sunrise arrested Dr.

Hastings Banda its president and other members of its executive committee, as well as over a hundred local party officials.

The Nyasaland African Congress was banned the next day. Those arrested were detained without trial, and the total number detained finally rose to over 1, The stated aim of these measures was to allow the Nyasaland government to restore law and order after the increasing lawlessness following Dr Banda's return.

Rather than calming the situation immediately, in the emergency that followed fifty-one Africans were killed and many more were wounded.

Of these, 20 were killed at Nkhata Bay where those detained in the Northern Region were being held prior to being transferred south.

A local Congress leader encouraged a large crowd to gather, apparently to secure the release of the detainees.

Troops who should have arrived in the town early on 3 March were delayed and, when they arrived, the District Commissioner, who felt the situation was out of control ordered them to open fire.

Twelve more deaths occurred up to 19 March, mostly when soldiers of the Royal Rhodesia Regiment or Kings African Rifles opened fire on rioters.

The remainder of the 51 officially recorded deaths were in military operations in the Northern Region. After the emergency, a commission headed by Lord Devlin exposed the failings of the Nyasaland administration.

The Commission found that the declaration of a State of Emergency was necessary to restore order and prevent a descent into anarchy, but it criticised instances of the illegal use of force by the police and troops, including burning houses, destroying property and beatings.

It rejected the existence of any "murder plot", but noted:. We have found that violent action was to be adopted as a policy, that breaches of the law were to be committed and that attempts by the Government to enforce it were to be resisted with violence.

We have found further that there was talk of beating and killing Europeans, but not of cold-blooded assassination or murder.

The report concluded that the Nyasaland administration had lost the support of Nyasaland's African people, noting their almost universal rejection of Federation.

Finally, it suggested that the British government should negotiate with African leaders on the country's constitutional future.

Devlin's conclusions that excessive force was used and that Nyasaland was a "police state" caused political uproar. It was decided to recommend a federation under which the central government would have certain specific powers, with the residual powers being left with the territorial governments.

Another two conferences would be held in London in and respectively, where the federal structure was prepared in detail.

While many points of contention were worked out in the conferences that followed, several proved to be acute, and some, seemingly insurmountable.

The negotiations and conferences were arduous. Southern Rhodesia and the Northern Territories had very different traditions for the 'Native Question' black Africans and the roles they were designed to play in civil society.

He became one of the central architects and driving forces behind the creation of the Federation, often seemingly singlehandedly untangling deadlocks and outright walkouts on the part of the respective parties.

Cohen, who was Jewish and traumatised by the Holocaust , was an anti-racialist and an advocate of African rights. But he compromised his ideals to avoid what he saw as an even greater risk than the continuation of the paternalistic white ascendancy system of Southern Rhodesia — its becoming an even less flexible, radical white supremacy, like the National Party government in South Africa.

Lord Blake , the Oxford -based historian, wrote: The House of Commons approved the conferences' proposals on 24 March , and in April passed motions in favor of federating the territories of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

A referendum was held in Southern Rhodesia on 9 April. The Act authorized the Queen , by way of an order in council , to provide for the federation of the three constituent territories.

This order was made on 1 August , bringing certain provisions of the Constitution into operation. On 23 October , Llewellin issued a proclamation bringing the remainder of the provisions of the Constitution into operation.

The semi-independent federation a 'quasi- dominion ' was finally established, with five branches of government: This often translated into confusion and jurisdictional rivalry among various levels of government.

According to Blake, it proved to be "one of the most elaborately governed countries in the world. The Constitution provided for a federal government with enumerated powers, consisting of an executive government, a unicameral Federal Assembly which included a standing committee known as the African Affairs Board , and a Supreme Court, among other authorities.

Provision was made for the division of powers and duties between the federal and territorial governments. Article 97 of the Constitution empowered the Federal Assembly to amend the Constitution, which included a power to establish a second legislative chamber.

The Governor-General would be the representative of the Queen in the Federation. Federal authority extended only to those powers assigned to the federal government and to matters incidental to them.

The enumerated federal powers were divided into a "Federal Legislative List" for which the federal legislature could make laws, and a "Concurrent Legislative List" for which both the federal and territorial legislatures could make law.

The executive government consisted for the Governor-General who would represent the Queen, an Executive Council consisting of the Prime Minister and nine other ministers appointed by the Governor-General on recommendation from the Prime Minister, and a Cabinet of ministers appointed by the Prime Minister.

The judiciary consisted of a Supreme Court, later regulated by the Federal Supreme Court Act, , which consisted of the Chief Justice, two federal justices, and the chief justices of each of the three constituent territories of the Federation.

The court was inaugurated on 1 July , when the Governor-General swore in the Chief Justice and the other judges. The Supreme Court's jurisdiction was limited chiefly to hearing appeals from the high courts of the constituent territories.

The court, however, had original jurisdiction over the following:. In , the Prime Minister established an Office of Race Affairs which reviewed policies, practices and activities which may have hampered or adversely affected a climate favorable to the federal government's equal "partnership" policy.

On 1 April , the Prime Minister appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs, who held the status of a full minister, to assume responsibility for racial affairs.

How much so defined much of the lengthy constitutional negotiations and modifications that followed. African political opposition and nationalist aspirations, for the time, were moot.

Decisive factors in both the creation and dissolution of the Federation were the significant difference between the number of Africans and Europeans in the Federation, and the difference between the number of Europeans in Southern Rhodesia compared to the Northern Protectorates.

Compounding this was the significant growth in Southern Rhodesia's European settler population overwhelmingly British migrants , unlike in the Northern Protectorates.

This was to greatly shape future developments in the Federation. In , approximately 60, Europeans resided in Southern Rhodesia; shortly before the Federation was established there were ,; by the time the Federation was dissolved they had reached , though newcomers could only vote after three years of residency.

Nyasaland showed the least European and greatest African population growth. The dominant role played by the Southern Rhodesian European population within the CAF is reflected in that played by its first leader, Sir Godfrey Huggins created Viscount Malvern in , Prime Minister of the Federation for its first three years and, before that, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia for an uninterrupted 23 years.

Huggins resigned the premiership of Southern Rhodesia to take office as the federal Prime Minister, and was joined by most United Rhodesia Party cabinet members.

There was a marked exodus to the more prestigious realm of federal politics. Garfield Todd , the soon-to-be controversial centre-left politician.

It was considered that Todd's position and territorial politics in general had become relatively unimportant, a place for the less ambitious politician.

In fact, it was to prove decisive both to the future demise of the CAF, and to the later rise of the Rhodesian Front. Rather than a federation, Huggins favored an amalgamation, creating a single state.

However, after World War II , Britain opposed this because Southern Rhodesia would dominate the property and income franchise which excluded the vast majority of Africans owing to its much larger European population.

A federation was intended to curtail this. Significantly, the CO tended to be more sympathetic to African rights than the CRO, which tended to promote the interests of the Southern Rhodesian and to a lesser extent, Northern Rhodesian European settler populations.

It was convenient to have all three territories colonized by Cecil Rhodes under one constitution. But, for Huggins and the Rhodesian establishment, the central economic motive behind the CAF or amalgamation had always been the abundant copper deposits of Northern Rhodesia.

Unlike the Rhodesias , Nyasaland had no sizeable deposits of minerals and its tiny community of Europeans, largely Scottish , was relatively sympathetic to African aspirations.

Its inclusion in the Federation was always more a symbolic gesture than a practical necessity. Ironically, it was to be largely Nyasaland and its African population where the impetus for destabilization of the CAF arose, leading to its dissolution.

Despite its convoluted government structure, the CAF economy was a success. In , the creation of the Kariba hydro-electric power station was announced.

Its location highlighted the rivalry among Southern and Northern Rhodesia, with the former attaining its favoured location for the dam.

The CAF brought a decade of liberalism with respect to African rights. There were African junior ministers in the Southern Rhodesia-dominated CAF, while a decade earlier only 70 Africans qualified to vote in the Southern Rhodesian elections.

The property and income-qualified franchise of the CAF was, therefore, now much looser.

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This work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain. This is because it is one of the following: When the first explorers arrived in what is now Malawi , they were told by the local inhabitants that the big lake was called 'Nyasa'.

So the lake was christened Lake Nyasa - which it will not surprise you to learn means ' Lake Lake '. Ironically, it is only possible to observe this phenomenon to best advantage from the Mozambique bank of the lake.

This symbolism also appears on the Malawian flag, which features a red sun. Stuart Notholt , 22 Nov A British Protectorate was declared over the 'Nyasaland Districts' i.

In the territory was renamed the British Central Africa Protectorate. By the Nyasaland Order in Council, dated 06 July , the name of the territory was changed again, this time to the Nyasaland Protectorate and Legislative and Executive Councils were established and a Governor was appointed in the place of the former Commissioner.

The first Legislative Council met on 04 September The possibility of associating Nyasaland with one or more of its neighbours had been considered at various times between the two World Wars.

On 31 December the Federation was dissolved with each participating state once again becoming single political entities. On 06 July Nyasaland became the fully independent state of Malawi within the British Commonwealth.

On the second anniversary of independence, Malawi became a republic, remaining a member of the Commonwealth. Bruce Berry, 24 Nov On 11 May a formal grant of arms to Nyasaland was made.

In fact, it was to prove decisive both to the future demise of the CAF, and to the later rise of the Rhodesian Front. Rather than a federation, Huggins favored an amalgamation, creating a single state.

However, after World War II , Britain opposed this because Southern Rhodesia would dominate the property and income franchise which excluded the vast majority of Africans owing to its much larger European population.

A federation was intended to curtail this. Significantly, the CO tended to be more sympathetic to African rights than the CRO, which tended to promote the interests of the Southern Rhodesian and to a lesser extent, Northern Rhodesian European settler populations.

It was convenient to have all three territories colonized by Cecil Rhodes under one constitution. But, for Huggins and the Rhodesian establishment, the central economic motive behind the CAF or amalgamation had always been the abundant copper deposits of Northern Rhodesia.

Unlike the Rhodesias , Nyasaland had no sizeable deposits of minerals and its tiny community of Europeans, largely Scottish , was relatively sympathetic to African aspirations.

Its inclusion in the Federation was always more a symbolic gesture than a practical necessity. Ironically, it was to be largely Nyasaland and its African population where the impetus for destabilization of the CAF arose, leading to its dissolution.

Despite its convoluted government structure, the CAF economy was a success. In , the creation of the Kariba hydro-electric power station was announced.

Its location highlighted the rivalry among Southern and Northern Rhodesia, with the former attaining its favoured location for the dam.

The CAF brought a decade of liberalism with respect to African rights. There were African junior ministers in the Southern Rhodesia-dominated CAF, while a decade earlier only 70 Africans qualified to vote in the Southern Rhodesian elections.

The property and income-qualified franchise of the CAF was, therefore, now much looser. While this troubled many whites, they continued to follow Huggins with the CAF's current structure, largely owing to the economic growth.

But to Africans, this increasingly proved unsatisfactory and their leaders began to voice demands for majority rule.

In June , Northern Rhodesia's Governor , Sir Arthur Benson , wrote a highly confidential letter heavily criticising the federation in general and the new constitution planned for it and Federal Prime Minister, Sir Roy Welensky, in particular.

Nearly two years later, Huggins now Lord Malvern somehow obtained a copy of it and disclosed its contents to Welensky.

Relations between Whitehall and the CAF cabinet were never to recover. These events, for the first time, brought the attention of British Conservative Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan , to a crisis emerging in the CAF, but apparently he did not fully comprehend the gravity of the situation, attributing the row to the old CO-CRO rivalry and to Welensky taking personal offence to the letter's contents.

The issues of this specific row were in the immediate sense resolved quietly with some constitutional amendments, but it is now known that Welensky was seriously considering contingencies for a Unilateral Declaration of Independence UDI for the federation, though he ended up opting against it.

Meanwhile, towards the end of the decade, in the Northern Territories, Africans protested against the white minority rule of CAF.

In early , unrest broke out in Nyasaland, which, according to historian Robert Blake, was "economically the poorest, politically the most advanced and numerically the least Europeanized of the three Territories.

The CAF government declared a state of emergency. Southern Rhodesian troops were deployed to bring order. The affair drew the whole concept of the federation into question and even Prime Minister Macmillan began to express misgivings about its political viability, although economically he felt it was sound.

The Commonwealth Secretary , The Earl of Home , was sent to prepare Welensky, who was distinctly displeased about the arrival of the Commission.

Although Macmillan at the time supported Lord Home, the changes were already on the horizon. In Britain, Macmillan said that it was essential "to keep the Tory party on modern and progressive lines", noting electoral developments and especially the rise of the Labour Party.

By the time Macmillan went on his famous African tour leading to his Wind of Change speech to Parliament in Cape Town change was well underway. By , French African colonies had already become independent.

Belgium more hastily vacated its colony and thousands of European refugees fled the Belgian Congo from the brutalities of the civil war and into Southern Rhodesia.

But by , the British and the CAF cabinet had agreed that Nyasaland should be allowed to secede, though Southern Rhodesian Premier Sir Edgar Whitehead committed the British to keep this secret until after the election in the territory.

A year later, the same status was given to Northern Rhodesia, decisively ending the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in the immediate future.

In , the Victoria Falls Conference was held, partly as a last effort to save the CAF, and partly as a forum to dissolve it. After nearly collapsing several times, it ended by 5 July , and the state was virtually dissolved.

Only the appropriation of its assets remained as a formality. By 31 December, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was formally dissolved and its assets distributed among the territorial governments.

Southern Rhodesia obtained the vast majority of these including the assets of the Federal army, to which it had overwhelmingly contributed.

In , Northern Rhodesia gained independence as the Republic of Zambia , obtaining majority rule and led by Kenneth Kaunda.

This attracted the world's attention and created outrage in Britain. The Minister of Defence was the President of the Defence Council, which consisted of military and civilian members, and considered all matters related to defense policy.

In May , three installations were named after "three of the most famous soldiers in the military history of Central Africa".

The Army consisted of four African battalions: In a policy change led to the unit being gradually scaled down until its work was taken over by civilian staff.

Although the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland only lasted for 10 years, it had an important impact on Central Africa. The British influenced and affiliated federation and its institutions and racial relations differed from the only other regional power, the Union of South Africa.

The dissolution of the CAF highlighted the discrepancy between the independent African-led nations of Zambia and Malawi, and Southern Rhodesia which remained ruled by a white minority government until the Internal Settlement in Southern Rhodesia soon found itself embroiled in a civil war between the government and African nationalist and socialist guerrillas, whereas both Malawi and Zambia developed into authoritarian one-party states and remained so up until the post-Cold War era.

See main article at Postage stamps of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Revenue stamps were also issued, see Revenue stamps of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

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