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Eastern Africa
British East Africa Burundi Comoros Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia French East Africa French Overseas Territories German East Africa Italian East Africa Kenya Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT) Madagascar Mauritius Mozambique Portuguese East Africa Rwanda Seychelles Somalia Tanganyika Tanzania Uganda Zanzibar Zimbabwe
Middle Africa
Angola Belgian colonial empire in Africa British Central Africa Central African Republic Chad Congo Republic Congo, Democratic Republic Equatorial Guinea French Equatorial Africa (AEF) Gabon Katanga Malawi Portuguese colonies Portuguese West Africa Sao Tome and Principe South Kasai Spanish Guinea
Northern Africa
Algeria Cyrenaica French North Africa Italian Colonies in Africa Italian North Africa Libya Morocco South Sudan Sudan Tangier Tunisia
Southern Africa
Botswana British South Africa German South-West Africa Lesotho Namibia South Africa Stellaland Swaziland Zambia
Western Africa
Benin British Overseas Territories in Africa British West Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Cape Verde French West Africa (AOF) Gambia German West Africa Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Ivory Coast Liberia Mali Mauretania Niger Nigeria Portuguese Guinea Senegal Sierra Leone South West Africa Spanish West Africa Togo

  • Eastern Africa

  • British East Africa 1890–1960
    • Imperial British East Africa Company 1890–1895
    • [British] East Africa Protectorate 1895–1897
    • Uganda Protectorate 1895–1902
    • Sultanate of Zanzibar [British Protectorate] 1895–1963
    • [British] East Africa and Uganda Protectorates 1903–1922
    • British Somaliland Protectorate 1903–1960
    • British Occupation of Tanganyika area 1915–1922
    • Mandated Territory of Tanganyika 1921–1931
    • British Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT) 1922–1960
  • Burundi 1962–today
    • Burundi 1962–today
  • Comoros 1975–today
    • Comoros 1975–today
  • Djibouti 1977–today
    • Djibouti 1977–today
  • Eritrea –today
    • Eritrea 1991–today
  • Ethiopia 1894–today
    • French-Ethiopian Post 1894–1908
    • Ethiopian Empire 1908–1936
    • Ethiopian Empire 1942–1974
    • Derg - People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1974–1995
    • Ethiopia 1995–today
  • French East Africa 1851–1977
    • Réunion [French colony] 1851–1946
    • Madagascar [French Offices] 1889–1895
    • Nossi-bé [French Madagascar dependency] 1889–1894
    • Diego Suerez [French Madagascar dependency] 1890–1894
    • Obock [Djibouti, French administration] 1892–1894
    • Anjouan [French Madagascar dependency] 1892–1900
    • Mayotte [French colony] 1892–1900
    • French Somali Coast 1893–1967
    • Sainte-Marie [French Madagascar dependency] 1894
    • Madagascar [French protectorate] 1895–1896
    • Madagascar [French colony] 1896–1957
    • Great Comores [French Madagascar dependency] 1897–1907
    • Moheli [French Madagascar dependency] 1906
    • French Comoros 1950–1975
    • French Territory of the Afars and Issas 1967–1977
  • French Overseas Territories 1946–today
    • Réunion 1946–1974
    • Mayotte 1997–today
  • German East Africa 1893–1920
    • German East Africa 1888–1920
    • British Occupation of Mafia Island 1915–1916
  • Italian East Africa 1893–1950
    • Italian Eritrea 1893–1936
    • Italian Somaliland 1903–1936
    • Jubaland (Oltre Giuba) 1925–1926
    • Italian Ethiopia 1936
    • Italian East Africa 1938–1942
    • British Occupation of Italian Eritrea 1948–1951
    • British occupation of Italian Somaliland 1948–1950
  • Kenya 1963–today
    • Kenya 1963–today
  • Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT) 1963–1976
    • Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT) 1963–1976
  • Madagascar 1957–today
    • Madagascar 1957–today
  • Mauritius –today
    • British Mauritius [British crown colony] 1847–1967
    • Mauritius 1968–today
  • Mozambique –today
    • Mozambique 1975–today
  • Portuguese East Africa 1876–1975
    • Mozambique 1876–1975
    • Mozambique Company 1892–1941
    • Zambezia 1893–1917
    • Inhambane 1895–1917
    • Lourenco Marques 1895–1920
    • Niassa (Nyassa) Company 1898–1925
    • Quelimane 1914
    • Tete 1914
    • Kionga Triangle 1916
  • Rwanda 1962–today
    • Rwanda 1962–today
  • Seychelles 1890–today
    • Seychelles [British crown colony] 1890–1976
    • Seychelles 1976–today
    • Outer Islands (Zil Elwannyen Sesel) 1980–1992
  • Somalia –today
    • UN Trust Territory of Somalia (under Italian administration) 1950–1960
    • Somalia 1960–today
  • Tanganyika 1961–1962
    • Tanganyika Republic 1961–1962
  • Tanzania 1964–today
    • Tanzania and Zanzibar [United Republic of] 1964
    • Tanzania [United Republic of] 1965–today
  • Uganda –today
    • Uganda 1962–today
  • Zanzibar –today
    • Sultanate of Zanzibar 1963
    • People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba 1964
    • Tanganyika-Zanzibar 1965–1967
  • Zimbabwe –today
    • Rhodesia 1965–1978
    • Zimbabwe 1980–today
  • Middle Africa

  • Angola –today
    • Angola 1975–today
  • Belgian colonial empire in Africa 1886–1961
    • Congo Free State 1886–1900
    • Belgian Congo 1909–1960
    • Belgian Occupation of German East Africa 1916–1922
    • Ruanda-Urundi 1924–1961
  • British Central Africa 1891–1963
    • British Central Africa Protectorate (BCA) 1891–1907
    • British South Africa Company (BSAC) 1892–1917
    • Nyasaland [Protectorate] 1907–1953
    • Southern Rhodesia 1924–1953
    • Northern Rhodesia 1925–1953
    • [The Federation of] Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1954–1963
  • Central African Republic –today
    • Central African Republic 1959–today
  • Chad 1959–today
    • Chad 1959–today
  • Congo Republic 1958–today
    • Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) 1958–1970
    • Peoples Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) 1970–1992
    • Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) 1992–today
  • Congo, Democratic Republic –today
    • Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) 1960–1971
    • Zaire 1971–1997
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo 1997–today
  • Equatorial Guinea 1968–today
    • Equatorial Guinea [dictatorship] 1968–1979
    • Equatorial Guinea 1979–today
  • French Equatorial Africa (AEF) 1886–1958
    • French Gabon 1886–1932
    • French Congo 1891–1903
    • French Middle Congo 1907–1933
    • Ubangi-shari 1915–1931
    • French Cameroon 1921–1956
    • French Chad 1922–1931
    • French Equatorial Africa (AEF) 1936–1958
  • Gabon –today
    • Gabon 1959–today
  • Katanga 1960–1962
    • State of Katanga 1960–1962
  • Malawi 1964–today
    • Malawi 1964–today
  • Portuguese colonies 1898–1945
    • Portuguese colonies in Africa [General issues] 1898–1945
  • Portuguese West Africa 1870–1975
    • Portuguese Angola 1870–1975
    • Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe 1870–1975
    • Portuguese Cape Verde 1877–1975
    • Portuguese Congo 1894–1915
  • Sao Tome and Principe –today
    • Sao Tome and Principe 1975–today
  • South Kasai 1961
    • South Kasai 1961
  • Spanish Guinea –today
    • Fernando Pó 1868–1929
    • Spanish Guinea 1902–1909
    • Elobey, Annobon, and Corisco 1903–1910
    • Spanish Guinea 1909–1960
    • Rio Muni 1960–1968
  • Northern Africa

  • Algeria 1962–today
    • Algeria 1962–today
  • Cyrenaica 1950
    • Emirate of Cyrenaica 1950
  • …Northern Africa

  • French North Africa 1888–1958
    • French Protectorate of Tunisia 1888–1956
    • French Protectorate of Morocco 1914–1955
    • French Algeria 1924–1958
    • Fezzan 1943–1951
    • Ghadames 1949
  • Italian Colonies in Africa 1932–1934
    • Italian Colonies [General Issues] 1932–1934
  • Italian North Africa 1909–1951
    • Italian Tripolitania 1909–1938
    • Italian Libya 1920–1942
    • Italian Cyrenaica 1923–1934
    • British Occupation of Italian Tripolitania 1948–1951
  • Libya 1951–today
    • Kingdom of Libya 1951–1969
    • Libyan Arab Republic 1969–1977
    • Libya 1977–today
  • Morocco –today
    • Sherifian Post 1912
    • Morocco 1955–today
    • Morocco, Northern Zone 1956–1957
  • South Sudan 2011–today
    • South Sudan 2011–today
  • Sudan 1897–today
    • Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1897–1953
    • Sudan 1953–today
  • Tangier 1914–1957
    • Spanish Post Offices in Tangier 1914–1949
    • French Post Offices in Tangier 1918–1929
    • British Post Offices in Tangier 1927–1957
  • Tunisia –today
    • Tunisia 1956–today
  • Southern Africa

  • Botswana –today
    • Botswana 1966–today
  • British South Africa 1853–1966
    • Cape of Good Hope 1853–1904
    • Natal 1857–1909
    • Orange Free State, Orange River Colony 1868–1909
    • Transvaal 1869–1907
    • Griqualand West 1874–1879
    • Bechuanaland Protectorate 1885–1966
    • Nieuwe Republiek 1886–1887
    • Zululand 1888–1896
    • Swaziland [Transvaal Administration] 1889–1892
    • British Occupation Issues During the Boer War 1899–1902
    • Vryburg 1900
    • [Siege of] Mafeking 1900
    • Union of South Africa 1910–1961
    • Basutoland Protectorate 1933–1966
    • Swaziland [British Protectorate] 1933–1966
  • German South-West Africa 1897–1906
    • German South-West Africa 1897–1906
  • Lesotho 1966–today
    • Lesotho 1966–today
  • Namibia 1990–today
    • Namibia 1990–today
  • South Africa –today
    • South Africa 1961–today
    • Transkei 1976–1994
    • Bophuthatswana 1977–1994
    • Venda 1979–1994
    • Ciskei 1981–1994
  • Stellaland 1884
    • Stellaland 1884
  • Swaziland 1967–today
    • Swaziland 1967–today
  • Zambia –today
    • Zambia 1964–today
  • Western Africa

  • Benin –today
    • Dahomey 1960–1975
    • Benin 1976–today
  • British Overseas Territories in Africa 1856–today
    • Saint Helena 1856–today
    • Ascension 1922–today
    • Tristan da Cunha 1952–today
    • British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) 1968–today
  • British West Africa 1859–1959
    • Sierra Leone Protectorate 1859–1956
    • Gambia Colony and Protectorate 1869–1964
    • Lagos Colony 1874–1904
    • Gold Coast 1875–1953
    • Oil Rivers Protectorate 1892–1893
    • Niger Coast Protectorate 1894–1897
    • Northern Nigeria Protectorate 1900–1912
    • Southern Nigeria Protectorate 1901–1912
    • Nigeria Colony and Protectorate 1914–1959
  • Burkina Faso –today
    • Upper Volta 1959–1984
    • Burkina Faso 1984–today
  • Cameroon –today
    • Cameroon 1958–today
    • Southern Cameroons [United Kingdom Trust Territory] 1960–1961
  • Cape Verde –today
    • Cape Verde 1975–today
  • French West Africa (AOF) 1877–1959
    • French Senegal 1877–1944
    • French Guinea 1892–1944
    • French Ivory Coast 1892–1944
    • French Benin 1892–1894
    • French Sudan 1894–1944
    • French Dahomey 1899–1944
    • Senegambia and Niger 1903
    • French Mauretania 1906–1944
    • Upper Senegal and Niger 1906–1916
    • French Togo 1915–1956
    • French Upper Volta 1920–1931
    • French Niger 1921–1944
    • French West Africa (AOF) 1944–1959
  • Gambia –today
    • Gambia 1964–today
  • German West Africa 1897–1919
    • German Cameroon (Kamerun) 1897–1919
    • German Togo (Togoland) 1897–1919
    • British occupation of German Togo 1914–1915
    • French occupation of German Togo 1914–1915
    • British Occupation of German Cameroon 1915
    • French occupation of German Cameroon 1915–1917
  • Ghana 1957–today
    • Ghana 1957–today
  • Guinea –today
    • Guinea 1959–today
  • Guinea-Bissau 1974–today
    • Guinea-Bissau 1974–today
  • Ivory Coast –today
    • Ivory Coast 1959–today
  • Liberia 1860–today
    • Liberia 1860–today
  • Mali –today
    • Mali 1959–today
  • Mauretania 1960–today
    • Mauritania 1960–today
  • Niger 1959–today
    • Niger 1959–today
  • Nigeria –today
    • Nigeria 1960–today
    • Biafra State 1968–1970
  • Portuguese Guinea 1880–1974
    • Portuguese Guinea 1880–1974
  • Senegal –today
    • Senegal 1960–today
  • Sierra Leone –today
    • Sierra Leone 1961–today
  • South West Africa 1923–1990
    • South West Africa (SWA) 1923–1990
  • Spanish West Africa 1905–1975
    • Rio De Oro 1905–1922
    • Spanish Morocco 1914–1955
    • Cape Juby 1916–1948
    • La Aguera 1921–1923
    • Spanish Sahara 1924–1975
    • Ifni 1941–1968
    • Spanish West Africa 1949–1951
  • Togo 1957–today
    • Togo 1957–today