Ethiopia and Liberia were the only two African countries that were not colonized. Liberia was founded by freed slaves and Ethiopia resisted Italian attempts at colonization. More »

The Central African nation now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was previously administered as a colonial possession by Belgium until 1960. It was officially established as an official colony after ... More »

The region of Africa known as the Republic of Tanzania since 1964 was a former British colony during the years prior to independence, but it was first colonized by Portugal in the early 16th century. Portugal lost contro... More »

All African countries except for Liberia and Ethiopia came under imperialist rule between 1750 and 1914. European countries rushed to gain control over African countries in order to enhance their economic, social and pol... More »

As of December 2015, the world's poorest countries are the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Liberia and Burundi. Each of these countries is in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, the 13 poores... More »

Important events in Liberia's history include its colonization by free American blacks in the early 19th century, the founding of the republic in 1847, extension of the right to vote to indigenous peoples in 1946 and a U... More » History Modern History

The reappearance of Ebola, a marathon in Monrovia and Coca-Cola expanding production facilities in the country are some of the events that happened in Liberia in 2015. Many of the events in Liberia in 2015 were seen a sy... More » History Modern History