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28 African countries and their old names

Below is a curated list of African countries alongside their former names, shedding light on the rich tapestry of African history and its evolution over time.
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“Throughout history, many African countries have undergone changes in name, reflecting shifts in colonial power, struggles for independence, and cultural identity. Understanding the old names of these nations provides insight into their historical contexts and the complexities of their past. Below is a curated list of African countries alongside their former names, shedding light on the rich tapestry of African history and its evolution over time.”

1. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin (Dahomey)
2. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana (Bechuanaland)
3. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
4. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ Burundi (Rwanda-Urundi)
5. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic (Ubangi-Shari)
6. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Congo Brazzaville (Middle Congo, French Congo)
7. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon (German Cameroon)
8. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ DR Congo (Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Lรฉopoldville)
9. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Djibouti (French Somaliland, Afars and Issas)
10. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Eswatini (Swaziland)
11. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia (Damot, Abyssinia)
12. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The Gambia (Senegambia, Kaabu, British Gambia)
13. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana (Gold Coast)
14. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea (Conarky, French Guinea)
15. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Guinea)
16. ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya (British East Africa)
17. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho (Basutoland)
18. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi (Nyasaland)
19. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali (French Sudan)
20. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius (Prins Mauritius van Nassaueiland)
21. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco (Al-Maghrib)
22. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia (Island Nawodo, Onawero)
23. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)
24. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal (Senegambia)
25. ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanzania (Tanganyika)
26. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda (Buganda)
27. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia (Northern Rhodesia)
28. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

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