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Country History A to Z

The histories of Africa countries are varied. Find out more about the history of these 55 African countries, from continent and surrounding island groups.
  1. Algeria (7)
  2. Angola (10)
  3. Benin
  4. Botswana (7)
  5. Burundi (5)
  6. Burkina Faso (9)
  7. Cameroon (7)
  8. Cape Verde (6)
  9. Central African Republic (6)
  10. Chad (16)
  11. Comoros (7)
  12. Côte d'Ivoire (11)
  13. DR Congo (7)
  14. Djibouti (9)
  15. Egypt (7)
  16. Equatorial Guinea (9)
  17. Eritrea (8)
  18. Ethiopia (7)
  19. Gabon (7)
  20. Gambia (8)
  21. Ghana (10)
  22. Guinea (8)
  23. Guinea-Bissau (8)
  24. Kenya (11)
  25. Lesotho (6)
  26. Liberia (8)
  27. Libya (7)
  28. Madagascar (7)
  29. Malawi (6)
  30. Mali (7)
  31. Mauritania (7)
  32. Mauritius (8)
  33. Morocco (6)
  34. Mozambique (8)
  35. Namibia (8)
  36. Niger (8)
  37. Nigeria (9)
  38. Republic of the Congo (6)
  39. Réunion (2)
  40. Rwanda (7)
  41. São Tomé and Príncipe (8)
  42. Senegal (6)
  43. Seychelles (9)
  44. Sierra Leone (6)
  45. Somalia (7)
  46. South Africa (13)
  47. Sudan (10)
  48. Swaziland (7)
  49. Tanzania (10)
  50. Togo (6)
  51. Tunisia (7)
  52. Uganda (7)
  53. Western Sahara (2)
  54. Zambia (8)
  55. Zimbabwe (9)

Chronology of African Independence
From the early departure of the Germans under the Treaty of Versailles to the first-in-last-out stance of the Portuguese -- the struggle for independence was both long and bloody. But by the mid 60's the majority of African states were free from colonial rule. Find out when each country achieved independence from this chronological list of independence dates.

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