Africa

Algeria

3 July 1962, The Algerian revolution ends

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Benin

1 August 1960, Dahomey (now Benin) gains independence from France

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Botswana

30 September 1966, Bechuanaland (now Botswana) gains independence

Burkina Faso

5 August 1960, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) gains independence from France

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Central African Republic

13 August 1960, Central African Republic ceases to be a France colony

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Chad

11 August 1960, Chad gains independence from France

Comoros

6 July 1975, Most of the Comoros Islands declare independence from France.

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Cote D'Ivoire

7 August 1960, Ivory Coast gains independence from France

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Djibouti

27 June 1977, Djibouti gains independence from France

Equatorial Guinea

12 October 1968, Equatorial Guinea gains independence from Spain

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia is a country in the East Africa

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Gabon

17 August 1960, Gabon gains independence from France

Gambia

1 August 1960: Dahomey (now Benin) gains independence from France

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Ghana

6 March 1957, The Gold Coast (now Ghana) gains independence from Britain

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Lesotho

4 October 1966, Basutoland (Lesotho) gains independence from Britain

Liberia

Liberia, which means ‘freedom’ formerly known as the Grain Coast.

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Malawi

6 July 1964, Nyasaland gains independence and becomes the State of Malawi.

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Mozambique

25 June 1975, Mozambique Gains Independence from Portuguese Rule

Namibia

21 March 1990, Namibia became the forty-seventh African colony to gain independence

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Niger

3 August 1960, Niger gains independence from France

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Nigeria

Many reports claim that little is known about the earliest history of Nigeria. By c.2000 B.C. most of Nigeria was

Republic of Congo

15 August 1960, The Republic of Congo gains independence from France

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Rwanda

1 July 1962, Rwanda gains independence

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Senegal

20 August 1960, Senegal gains independence from France

Sierra Leone

27 April 1961, Sierra Leone gains independence from Britain

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Swaziland

6 September 1968, Swaziland Gains Independence

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Tanzania

9 December 1961, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) gains its Independence from Britain

Togo

27 April 1960, Togo gains independence from France

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Uganda

9 October 1962, Uganda gains independence from Britain

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Zambia

On 24 October, 1964 Northern Rhodesia (now known as Zambia) gained independence from Britain

Zimbabwe

18 April 1980, Zimbabwe Gains Independence formaly now as Rhodesia