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What African country gained its independence in 1980?

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Daniel King on February 12, 2018

Zimbabwe, A country in southern Africa. Several peoples the Bantu migrated into the area during the first millennium, displacing the earlier San inhabitants. The european colonization began in 1889 under the British South Africa Company founded by Cecil Rhodes, and in 1923 it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia (often just Rhodesia), which formed part of the colonial federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1953 to 1963. Rhodesia declared itself independent in 1965, although independence was not formally granted by Great Britain until the month of April, 1980.

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