Africa is one of the most colonised continents in the world. Most African countries were colonised by Europeans and British. All the countries in Africa gained back Independence. But there was a country who first gained independence among all the 54 countries in Africa.
What was the first country to gain independence in Africa ?
Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire. On the Atlantic coast, the capital city of Monrovia is home to the Liberia National Museum, with its exhibits on national culture and history. Around Monrovia are palm-lined beaches like Silver and CeCe. Along the coast, beach towns include the port of Buchanan, as well as laid-back Robertsport, known for its strong surf.
Liberia was the first African republic to proclaim its independence, and is Africa's girst and oldest modern republic. It retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa.
In 1820, the first former U.S. slaves arrived at the British colony of Sierra Leone from the united States, and in 1821 the American Colonization Society founded the colony of Liberia south of Sierra Leone as a homeland for former slaves outside British jurisdiction.
The Commonwealth of Liberia declared its independence from the American Colonization Society on July 26, 1847, as the Republic of Liberia, creating Africa's first independent republic.
Liberia was founded on January 7, 1822.
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