EVENTS


 

INDEPENDENCE DAY OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Country Date Remarks
 Algeria 01 November Revolution Day. Marks the start of the War of Independence in 1954
 Angola 11 November Independence Day. Independence from Portugal in 1975
 Benin 01 August Independence Day. Independence from France in 1960
 Botswana 30 September Botswana Day. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
 Burkina Faso 05 August Independence Day. Change of name from Upper Volta in 1984
 Burundi 01 July Independence Day. Independence from Belgium in 1962
 Cameroon 20 May National Day. Creation of a unitary state in 1972
 Cape Verde 05 July Independence Day. Marks independence from Portugal on 5 July 1975
 Central African Republic 01 December National Day. Proclamation of the Republic in 1958
 Chad 11 August Independence Day. Independence from France in 1960
 Comoros 06 July National Day. Independence from France 1975
 Democratic Republic of Congo 30 June Independence Day. Independence from Belgium in 1960
 Djibouti 27 June National Day. Independence from France 1977
 Egypt 23 July Revolution Day. The revolution of 1952
 Equatorial Guinea 12 October Independence Day. Independence from Spain in 1968
 Eritrea 24 May Independence Day. Eritrean rebels enter the capital Asmara in 1991 leading to independence from Ethiopia
 Ethiopia 28 May Downfall of the Derg Day. The Derg regime is defeated in 1991
 Gabon 17 August National Day. Independence from France in 1960
 Gambia 18 February Independence Day. Independence Day, from the United Kingdom in 1965
 Ghana 06 March Independence Day. Independence from the United Kingdom 1957
 Guinea 03 April Second Republic Day. Removal of dictatorship in 1984
 Guinea-Bissau 24 September National Day. Declaration of independence from Portugal in 1973
 Ivory Coast 07 August Independence Day. Independence from France in 1960
 Kenya 12 December Jamhuri Day. Marks the date of Kenya’s establishment as a republic on 12 December, 1964
 Laos 02 December National Day. Peoples republic declared 1975
 Lesotho 04 October Independence Day. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
 Liberia 26 July Independence Day. Proclamation of the Republic: independence from the United States 1847
 Libya 17 February Revolution Day. The revolution against El-Gazafi
 Madagascar 26 June Independence Day. Independence from France 1960
 Malawi 06 July Independence Day. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
 Mali 22 September Independence Day. Independence from the Mali Federation in 1960
 Mauritania 28 November Independence Day. Independence from France in 1960
 Mauritius 12 March Independence Day. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
 Morocco 18 November Independence Day. Independence from France in 1956
 Mozambique 25 June Independence Day. Independence from Portugal 1975
 Namibia 21 March Independence Day. Independence from South African mandate in 1990
 Niger 18 December Republic Day. Autonomous state within the French Community from 1958
 Nigeria 01 October Independence Day. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
 Papua New Guinea 16 September Independence Day. Independence from Australia in 1975
 Republic of the Congo 15 August National Day. Marks Independence from France in 1960
 Rwanda 01 July Independence Day. Independence from Belgium in 1962
 São Tomé and Príncipe 12 July Independence Day. Independence from Portugal 1975
 Senegal 04 April National Day. Independence from France 1960
 Seychelles 29 June National Day. On 29 June 1976, the Seychelles became a republic within the Commonwealth
 Sierra Leone 27 April Independence Day. Marks independence from the UK on 27 April 1961
 Somalia 01 July Independence Day. Foundation of the Republic, from Italy and the formation of Somali Republic in 1960
 South Africa 27 April Freedom Day. South Africa’s first democratic general election in 1994
 South Sudan 09 July Independence Day. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011
 Sudan 01 January Independence Day. Independence from Egypt and Britain in 1956
 Swaziland 06 September Independence Day. Independence from United Kingdom in 1968
 Tanzania 09 December Independence Day. Independence from the UK in 1961 of Tanganyika
 Togo 27 April Independence Day. Independence from the French-administered UN trusteeship in 1960
 Tunisia 20 March Independence Day. Declaration of independence from France 1956
 Turkey 29 October Republic Day. Cumhuriyet Bayrami. Republican constitution in 1923
 Uganda 09 October Independence Day. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
 Zambia 24 October Independence Day. Declaration of independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
 Zimbabwe 18 April Independence Day. Recognition of independence from the United Kingdom in 1980