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From mid-2011 to 2013, OCAF collaborated on a blog with African Arguments Online, hosted by the Royal African Society and the Social Science Research Council. For analyses of, and opinions on, politics in Central Africa, please visit the Central Africa Forum section.

Sir Stephen Sedley sheds new light on the death of Dag Hammarskjold. Contested Decolonisation and the Dilemmas of Intervention. The United Nations and Nation-making along the Congolese-Northern Rhodesian border, 1960-1964

Tue, 28/04/2015 – 14:00 to 18:30

Pavilion Room, St. Antony’s College

Speaker(s): Sir Stephen Sedley, Miles Larmer , Michael Kennedy, Reuben Loffman

Eminent lawyer Sir Stephen Sedley will discuss the findings of the international inquiry he chaired into the death of UN Secrerary General Dag Hammarskjold in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961. In the afternoon three historians will give new insights into the post-independence Congo crisis, which Hammarsjkold was seeking to resolve at the moment of his death. Their research sheds new light on the complex interactions between contested visions of post-independence nation-states, cross-border dynamics involving mining capital, European settlers and African politicians, and the geo-political interactions of the United Nations, the superpowers, decolonising European states and post-colonial nations from Ireland to Ghana.

More details: Central Africa event, 28 April

Event organised by the African Studies Centre, the Oxford Central African Forum (OCAF) and the Zambia Discussion Group (ZDG)