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Country History by Region

The histories of Africa countries show a strong regional flavor, from the Muslim north to the British colonial south and French colonial West. Use these five regional groupings to locate the country you are particularly interested in.
  1. North Africa (78)
  2. East Africa (144)
  3. Central Africa (79)
  4. West Africa (195)
  5. Southern Africa (197)

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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