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Can you name the African countries by these historical facts?

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The oil reserves in this country, also known as 'the Giant of Africa', have caused it to have Africa's second largest economy and a 'regional power' status
On 26 April 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form what would eventually be known as this country
Since gaining independence in 1962, this country has become one of the five poorest in the world, and has the distinction of being the hungriest in the world by percentage
This country was uninhabited before the arrival of the Portuguese around 1470, who established colonies for trade bases with mainland Africa
Due to the overthrow of the government by the Séléka Coalition in 2013, this country suffers from chaos and anarchy, and has no stable government
The Second Congo War, beginning in this country in 1998, is the world's deadliest conflict since the Chinese Civil War, and involved nine African nations
Upon gaining independence from Portugal in 1974, this country amended its name to include its capital in order to prevent confusion with a neighboring country
The lack of regard for the native population of this country erupted into a 30-year war for independence against successive Ethiopian governments
This country has been plagued by conflict, most recently a civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army, causing tens of thousands of casualties
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Formerly known as French Somaliland, this country gained independence from France in 1977
This country recently experienced political violence, when protesters took to the streets of Conakry to voice concerns over the rigging of the May 2013 elections
At its peak in 1300, the territory that now comprises this modern-day nation covered an area about twice the size of modern-day France
In October 2013, this country left the Commonwealth of Nations, with the government stating that it 'will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution'
This country gained independence in 2011 following a referendum that passed with 98.83% of the vote
The Nubian pyramids built by rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms in the ancient city of Meroë exist within the borders of this modern-day country
Known as the Gold Coast during British colonization, this country's current name means 'Warrior King'
One of the poorest countries in Africa upon gaining independence in 1966, this country has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world
Since achieving independence in 1960, citizens of this country have lived under five constitutions and three periods of military rule

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