1960…Africa Rising

SOMALIA- 1st July 1960 from Italy and merged with Somaliland to form the Somali Republic
TOGO- 27 April 1960 from France, Togo was originally a German colony but given to Britain and France after World War 1. this photo shows the parade on independence day.
SOMALIA
SENEGAL flag and Map
REPUBLIC OF CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 15 August 1960 from France. women celebradin their independence
Princess Alexandria and Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa 1st Prime Minister
NIGERIA 1 OCTOBER 1960 from Britain. Divided into 3 regions, this picture shows a parade of joyous Nigerians
NIGER- August 3 1960 from France. This photo shows A group of Journalists
MAURITANIA 28 NOV 1960 regardless of countless oppositions from Morocco and the Arab League. this photo captures the excitement and joy on freedom of self rule
mauritania 2 this photo shows men paying allegience to the flag
MALI-20 June 1960 from France. Was originally joined with Senegal but broke away
MALI-20 June 1960 from France. Was originally joined with Senegal but broke away
IVORY COAST 7 August from France maintaining close ties with its colonial powers it became a very prosperous nation. Felix Houphouet Boigny became the first president
GABON flag and Map
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO(KINSHASA) 30 JUNE
Central African republic
CHAD 11 August 1960 from France. people celebrating on the streets
Colourful display at Ivory Coast Independence celebration
CONGO DR
DAHOMEY (BENIN) August 1 1960 from France. led by President Hubert Maga it was renamed Benin in 1975
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 13 august
CAMEROON- 1st January 1960
BURKINA FASO (UPPER VOLTA) August 3 1960 from France. Led by President Thomas Sankara it was renamed Burkina Faso Meaning Land of the
BRAZAVILLE map and flag
SOMALIA- 1st July 1960 from Italy and merged with Somaliland to form the Somali Republic
TOGO- 27 April 1960 from France, Togo was originally a German colony but given to Britain and France after World War 1. this photo shows the parade on independence day.
SOMALIA
SENEGAL flag and Map
REPUBLIC OF CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 15 August 1960 from France. women celebradin their independence
Princess Alexandria and Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa 1st Prime Minister
NIGERIA 1 OCTOBER 1960 from Britain. Divided into 3 regions, this picture shows a parade of joyous Nigerians
NIGER- August 3 1960 from France. This photo shows A group of Journalists
MAURITANIA 28 NOV 1960 regardless of countless oppositions from Morocco and the Arab League. this photo captures the excitement and joy on freedom of self rule
mauritania 2 this photo shows men paying allegience to the flag
MALI-20 June 1960 from France. Was originally joined with Senegal but broke away
MALI-20 June 1960 from France. Was originally joined with Senegal but broke away
IVORY COAST 7 August from France maintaining close ties with its colonial powers it became a very prosperous nation. Felix Houphouet Boigny became the first president
GABON flag and Map
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO(KINSHASA) 30 JUNE
Central African republic
CHAD 11 August 1960 from France. people celebrating on the streets
Colourful display at Ivory Coast Independence celebration
CONGO DR
DAHOMEY (BENIN) August 1 1960 from France. led by President Hubert Maga it was renamed Benin in 1975
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 13 august
CAMEROON- 1st January 1960
BURKINA FASO (UPPER VOLTA) August 3 1960 from France. Led by President Thomas Sankara it was renamed Burkina Faso Meaning Land of the
BRAZAVILLE map and flag

 

The year 1960 was a year of countless possibilities and laudable achievements for Africa. Many called it the ‘year of Africa’ because 17 colonies gained independence that same year, that might seem small but it was a huge leap that skyrocketed the continent to greater heights. Therefore, join me in celebrating these diverse countries.

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