has more countries than any other continent. Within these
countries are the most diverse peoples, and histories in the
world. Country Profiles, covers the history of each of these
countries from the colonial era, to the struggle for independence,
right up to the new millenium.
ancient societies in Africa still did exist but with the advent
of colonialism this historical order was disrupted forever.
At the turn of the century almost every inch of Africa had
come under the influence of a colonial power.
struggle for an independent Africa began relatively early.
Although some countries welcomed the colonists others saw
it as a threat, or invasion.
1960 most of the countries of Africa were independent.Nambia
was last, gaining its independence in 1990 from South Africa.