Dates of African Nations Independence

African Nations Independence Dates

Dates of African Nations Independence

This map shows each African nation’s independence date. 1960 is referred to as The Year of Africa, mainly because of the independence of seventeen African nations. The struggle for independence started after World War II.

The earliest Nation to gain independence was Liberia in 1847 and the most recent nation to gain independence is Eritrea in 1993.

One thought on “African Nations Independence Dates

  1. Why 1980 for Zimbabwe but 1910 for South Africa? Why consider the date Ethiopia kicked out Italian invaders as “independence”? Where’s South Sudan? This is a rather misleading map.

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