Month: June 2021

Happy independence day Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) became independent from Belgium on 30 June 1960. In 2020, after Belgian citizens had demonstrated and vandalised statues of King Leopold II, Belgium’s King Philippe expressed his deep regret on the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the DR Congo during its period under brutal Belgian rule, but yet no …

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Happy independence day Seychelles

The Seychelles became independent on 29 June 1976 from the UK. Things that you may not know about Seychelles: – The Seychelles was uninhabited until around 1770 when French settlers began to arrive with enslaved African people. Before that, pirates had used the islands as bases and stopover points.– Today, Seychellois are referred to as …

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Happy independence day Djibouti

Djibouti was part of the French colony of Somaliland from 1888 to 1977. In 1967, Djibouti was renamed the ‘French Territory of the Afars and the Issas’ before becoming the fully independent ‘Republic of Djibouti’ on june 27th 1977. Things you may not know about Djibouti:–– Djibouti is the 3rd smallest country after Swaziland and …

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Happy independence day Madagascar

Madagascar gained its independence on 26 June 1960 from France.Things you may not know about Madagascar: – Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world – after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo.– Madagascar split away from the African continent about 180 million years ago. About 80 million years ago the landmass broke away from …

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Happy independence day Mozambique

Mozambique, officially ‘the Republic of Mozambique’ gained their independence from Portugal on 25 June 1975. Things you might not know about Mozambique: – The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language. But, there are more than 40 languages spoken in the country and the majority of Mozambicans …

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