Possessing a rich and varied history spanning thousands of years, Africa is considered the cradle of civilization. Several of the oldest civilizations in the world may be found on this continent. The oldest African countries represent a tapestry of ancient civilizations that have left an indelible mark on the continent’s history. Today, Africa boast 54 countries with borders that are much different than its original regions. However, despite colonial influence and amalgamations, many African countries have managed to retain their identities and today seamlessly integrate age-old cultures and contemporary development. Africa as presently constructed is the youngest continent with the majority of the countries within the continent getting its independence in the last 100 years. However, there are debates that some African countries got their independence as far back as 1800 to 1900, whether it was partial, short-lived, or conditional.
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