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African Country by History

Guess each African country based on something that occurred during its history.
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Last updated: December 6, 2021
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History
Country
The ruins of the city of Carthage can be found in this country.
Tunisia
The Kingdom of Dahomey was located within what is now the south of this country.
Benin
Former names of this country's capital include Epsumb, Jeundo and Jaunde.
Cameroon
This country's capital was once the capital of a sultanate of the same name, until it became part of the Ajuran Sultanate in the 13th century.
Somalia
Before this country became independent, it was known as the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas.
Djibouti
The earliest Islamic precursor of this country was founded by Idris I in 788.
Morocco
This country was founded by African Americans, and managed to remain independent throughout the Scramble for Africa.
Liberia
This country is named after an ancient Berber kingdom that was not located on the location of the modern country.
Mauritania
What is now this country was sighted by Vasco da Gama in 1503, and the crew of the English East India Company ship the Ascension were the first recorded people to land in this country in 1608.
Seychelles
The capital of Maravi, a Bantu kingdom, was located within what is now this country.
Malawi
This country's war of independence was fought between 1954 and 1962, against France.
Algeria
This country's current name was previously the name of an empire that was not located within the country's borders. The country's name before this was the Gold Coast.
Ghana
This country was once home to a bird related to pigeons, which was last sighted in the year 1662.
Mauritius
Before becoming an independent kingdom, this country was known as the Colony of Basutoland.
Lesotho
This country is named after an empire that existed between 1230 and 1670, what was renowned for the wealth of its rulers.
Mali
The Kingdom of Luba and the Kingdom of Lunda were both located within what is now this country.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The capital of the Wassoulou Empire, Bissandugu, is now located within this country.
Guinea
The city of Cyrene, located in what is now this country, was the oldest Greek city in Africa.
Libya
This country is named after a medieval stone city, home to a structure known as the Great Enclosure.
Zimbabwe
This country is the location of one of the cradles of civilisation.
Egypt
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