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These images, from The National Archives, have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily.

Do you recognise anything or anyone in the photographs and do they provoke any personal memories? Perhaps you have a similar picture from your own travels? If you do, post us a link. Let us know of any inaccuracies in the descriptions and help us to map the images we don't have locations for.

For more information please see www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/africa

The CO 1069 series is a diverse collection of images with a rich variety of content. In many instances we know little about the people or contents of the photographs and this is one of the reasons why we have published them online and asked people to comment and share their knowledge.

Please note the pictures and the captions attached to them are representative of the time they were taken. They frequently use terms that would not be used today. However, our role is to preserve the integrity of the historic public record, which is why they have been preserved and presented as originally captured.

Please also see our takedown policy: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/takedown-policy.htm

Africa - Unknown
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Africa - Unknown

15 photos

Botswana

Botswana

36 photos

Cameroon

Cameroon

63 photos

Egypt

Egypt

31 photos

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

115 photos

Gambia
1 comment

Gambia

82 photos

Ghana

Ghana

714 photos

Kenya
1 comment

Kenya

747 photos

Lesotho

Lesotho

124 photos

Madagascar

Madagascar

9 photos

Malawi

Malawi

183 photos

Mali

Mali

12 photos

Mozambique

Mozambique

7 photos

Nigeria

Nigeria

905 photos

Namibia

Namibia

12 photos

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

152 photos

Somalia

Somalia

102 photos

Sudan

Sudan

62 photos

South Africa

South Africa

559 photos

Swaziland

Swaziland

48 photos

Tanzania
5 comments

Tanzania

349 photos

Togo

Togo

47 photos

Uganda
2 comments

Uganda

134 photos

Zanzibar
1 comment

Zanzibar

249 photos

Zambia

Zambia

82 photos

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

15 photos