There is a country in Africa that was never colonized by western powers and is currently over 2000 years old.
Africa is might be the most underdeveloped continent in the world but the continent is home to some of the oldest organized governmental structures in the world.
Aside from Egypt which is widely acknowledged as one of the cradles of ancient human civilization, there is another African country that has been in existence for over 2000 and was never colonized by any western power during the scramble for Africa.
Ethiopia is the only African country that does not have a date set aside for its independence and that is because the country was not colonized by any western power. Far before western nations started their scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was already an established empire with a good and modern army.
The nation was recognized as an organized nation by many European governments, who established several diplomatic relationships with the ancient nation.
Though Ethiopia was not completely colonized like many other African countries it should, however, be noted that Italy tried several times to gain control of the country.
This struggle to seize control over the nation by the Italians became very intense in 1935, which saw them invading Addis Ababa in 1936. This resulted in a short, brutal, and heavily resisted colonial period, which lasted for only five years.
According to Wikipedia.org, Ethiopia regained her sovereignty in 1941. This became possible when the tide of World War II began to turn against the Italians, a major weakness that enabled Ethiopian born Haile Selassie to finally drive the Italians out with the assistance of the British Army in 1941.