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Which African countries were British colonies?

Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

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Great Britain got southern and northeasternAfrica from Berlin. From 1880-1900 Britain gainedcontrol over or occupied what are now known as Egypt, Sudan,Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Gambia, Sierra Leone,northwestern Somalia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana,and Malawi.

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Thereof, what countries in Africa were colonized?

From the 15th century onwards, most of the countriesin Africa have been colonised by the European world powers,Great Britain, France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Italy and Belgium.South Africa was officially colonised in 1652.

Subsequently, question is, was Africa a British colony? British West Africa was the collectivename for British colonies in West Africa during thecolonial period, either in the general geographical sense orthe formal colonial administrative entity. From west toeast, the colonies became the independent countries of TheGambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria.

Similarly, it is asked, how many countries did Great Britain colonize?

British America The thirteen colonies were the first Britishoverseas acquisitions. There are 13 states located in North Americathat were the founding states of the United States of America. Thestates were under British rule from 1607 to1776.

Which country is the oldest in Africa?

Ethiopia

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