What was the last country in Africa to gain its independence?
South Africa was the last country to gain independence from a colonial power (UK) on 31 May 1910. [Added in response to bobthebuilder] You’re right. That should have read that South Africa gained complete independence in 1994, when it finally attained black majority rule. The independence in 1910 was independence from a colonial power, but it was still descendants of white immigrants who ruled the country for nearly 90 years more.