Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?

Demands for the creation of Biafra state are still heard in south-east Nigeria

Many African countries have secessionist movements, partly because their borders were drawn up by colonial powers in the 19th Century. Will the Scottish referendum lead to a greater push for independence on the continent?

In one of the few referendums on sovereignty to be held in Africa, in 1961, the people of the British colony of Southern Cameroon voted to join the French territory of Cameroun, while the separate territory of Northern Cameroon opted to join Nigeria.

Read more: BBC News – Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?.

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