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Africa dealt with gaining its independence and recovering from internal conflict Since most of Africa was colonies of European colonized Africa tried hard to gain its independence and organized together against Europe Even though there were organized up rising against Europe most of these organizations were independent tribes These tribes were divided by religion Muslims in the north and Christians and animists in the south and by language The division between the tribes was so wide spread that it is recorded that one tribe leader had said the members of the other regions might well belong to another world as far as we were concernedThe areas where uprisings first occurred were on the Gold Coast in the west and in Kenya in the east These uprisings were violently centered on the white that inhabitant those regions For instance in Kenya the dominant tribe rose up against the white inhabitants of the land Jomo Kenyatta led the violent rebellion The people of the tribe called the rebellion the Land Freedom Army It took Britain four years to subsidize the conflict The British took control of the uprising by manipulating the surrounding tribes and organizing them to revolt against Kenyatta In the end Britain sentenced Kenyatta to seven years in prison Many years later there were many more conflicts that rose up against Europe However there was one in particular that was the first to obtain its goal towards independence The uprising took place on the Atlantic coast in Ghana A man by the name of Kwame Nkrumah led the revolt Educated in the west Nkrumah was a skillful organizer who was committed to the freedom of his land he began in the 1940s Finally in 1949 he was able to unit rural and urban groups that included some Muslims from the north into a group called the Convention Peoples party Nkrumah seeking independence through and independent state and organizing the people together using words from the
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