African independence took place mainly in the 1960s.
African Independence From Colonization Official Dates
A Algeria- After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950's to achieve independence in 1962.
Angola- In 1483 Portuguese arrive at then Luanda; Portuguese is the official language of Angola.
B Benin- Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975.
Botswana- Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, upon independence in 1966 changed its name to Botswana.
Burkina Faso- Formerly Upper Volta achieved independence from France in 1960 changed its name to Burkina Faso.
Burundi- In 1962, Urundi is separated from Ruanda-Urundi and becomes an independent kingdom of Burundi under King Mwambutsa IV.
C Cameroon- Was under Portuguese, Germany, British, and French control. In 1960 French Cameroon g…