History July 23, 2019 at 05:00 pm

10 colonial flags imposed on African states before independence

Etsey Atisu July 23, 2019 at 05:00 pm

July 23, 2019 at 05:00 pm | History

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The Togoland flag of West Africa | Wikipedia

Togoland (Togo)

Togoland was a German Empire protectorate in West Africa from 1884 to 1914, encompassing what is now the nation of Togo and most of what is now the Volta Region of Ghana. During the period known as the “Scramble for Africa“, the colony was established in 1884 and was gradually extended inland.

At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the colony was invaded and quickly overrun by British and French forces during the Togoland campaign and placed under military rule. In 1916 the territory was divided into separate British and French administrative zones, and this was formalized in 1922 with the creation of British Togoland and French Togoland.

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Current Togo flag

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