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Can you name the African countries by these historical facts?

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Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized this country for its ideal location, making the archipelago an important area in the Atlantic slave trade
In April, 1986, the government of this country declared that it would refuse to recognize any translation of its name other than the native French
Known for its history of international peacekeeping, the main source of conflict in this country comes from the separatist movement in the southern region of Casamance
On December 17, 2010, a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against the oppressive government, catalyzing what became the 'Jasmine Revolution'
This country annexed the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces in 1975, leading to guerilla warfare with indigenous forces
This country declared its independence from France in January, 1960, under President Ahmadou Ahidjo, after years of guerrilla warfare by independence-seeking parties
The present-day boundaries for this country, then known as Basutoland, emerged under a single polity under king Moshoeshoe I in 1822
In 2011, this country experienced a civil war and a NATO-led military intervention, which resulted in the ousting and death of the country’s former leader, Muammar Gaddafi
This country is the only country in Africa founded by United States colonization while occupied by native Africans, mostly consisting of freed African-American slaves
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This country can truly be seen as a multi-ethnic state, as it has borders at the crossroads of the Bantu, Nilo-Saharan, and Afro-Asiatic ethno-linguistic areas of Africa
Formerly known as Dahomey, this country experienced a tumultuous period of different governments and coups after its independence from France in 1960
In 1969, then-president Marien Ngouabi proclaimed that this country was Africa’s first “people’s republic” after establishing relations with the Eastern Bloc
This country derives prestige from its successful military resistance during the late 19th-century Scramble for Africa, and subsequently many African nations adopted its flag color
In April 1999, this country had its 18th coup since its 1975 independence, when the islands of Anjouan and Mohéli attempted to declare independence that gained international atten
At the time of his death in 2005, Gnassingbé Eyadéma was the longest-serving leader in modern African history, having been president of this country for 38 years
On August 4, 1984, this country, formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta, changed to its current-day name, meaning “the country of honorable people”
Despite government efforts to ban slavery in this country, it is estimated that about 20% of its population is still enslaved
This country, an absolute monarchy, is well-known for its culture, including Incwala, the dance of the kingship, held in December/January

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