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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

TODAY IN HISTORY: Liberia Becomes the First African Colony to Become an Independent State

Ghana was not the first African nation to gain Independence nor technically the first sub-Saharan African nation as the legacy has been proclaimed; however, nations like Egypt (1952), Libya(1951), Tunisia(1956)
& Morocco(1956), gained their independence prior to Ghana’s 1957 Independence year had the same African identity problem.

Ethiopia is very much an African country & has never claimed otherwise, but when we speak of attaining independence, Ethiopia is one of two African countries that never lost their independence even though they were briefly occupied by Italy in 1936 , which separated Eritrea from Ethiopia.

Liberia is the first African colony to become an independent state. On this day, Jul 26, 1847, the Republic of Liberia, formerly a colony of the American Colonization Society, declares its independence. Under pressure from Britain, the United States hesitantly accepted Liberian sovereignty, making the West African nation the first democratic republic in African history. A constitution modeled after the U.S. Constitution was approved, and in 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts was elected Liberia’s first president.

The American Colonization Society was founded in 1816 by American Robert Finley to return freed African American slaves to Africa. The American Colonization Society came under attack from U.S. abolitionists, who charged that the removal of freed slaves from the United States strengthened the institution of slavery.

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Johnson Ahile

i though it is Ghana

Titus Shodiya


Tyough John Tyubee

Yea....Its Liberia... Ghana is just d first in West Africa.

Endy Edeson

@John: that's true. Government students often mistook it to Ghana.

Endy Edeson

@John: that's true. Government students often mistook it to Ghana.

Tyough John Tyubee

I love the nature of ur post

Endy Edeson

Thank you John. I aim at using this platform to educate, inform and entertain ourselves. your contribution is highly appreciated.

Tyough John Tyubee

God bless u.

Tyough John Tyubee

U have made a unique definition of social media... Else from the character of insults, misinformation and sychophancy of our folks.

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