There were countries in Africa that were under European colonial domination well into the 1950’s and 1960’s. How is European colonialism a thing that happened “centuries ago”?
Some were still under colonial rule into the 70s. Mozambique didn’t gain independence from Portugal until 1975. This is all modern history.
Also, settler (occupier) colonialism in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia in the 70s, 80s and 90s.