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Algeria

Angola

Bassas da India

Benin

Botswana

Bouvet Island

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Rep.

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Congo (DR)

Cote D'Ivoire

 

Djibouti

Egypt

Equa. Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Europa Island

French  (S & A lds)

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Glorioso Islands

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

 

 

 

 

Head & McDonald

Juan De Nova Is

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Morocco

Mozambique

 

 

 

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Reunion

Rwanda

Saint Helena

Sao Tome & Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Swaziland

 

 

 

Tanzania

Togo

Tromelin Island

Tunisia  

Uganda

Zambia  

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Africa provides facts on all African countries and Islands in Africa. Below is a list of all African Countries. Listed countries contain thousands of facts. From Presidents, population, telecom facilities , life expectancy and more. You'll also find flags, map of any country in Africa.Map of Africa.  This is home to over 800 million africans spread across various African Countries

History of African Countries

 

Africa is home to the oldest inhabited territory on earth, with the human race originating from this continent. The Ishango Bone, carbon-dated to c. 25,000 years ago, shows tallies in mathematical notation.

Throughout humanity's prehistory, Africa (like all other continents) had no countries, and was instead inhabited by groups of hunter-gatherers. Later, agriculture was used in Egypt along the Nile river. Egypt was one of the earliest African Countries ever formed. Other civilizations include Ethiopia, the Nubian kingdom, and the kingdoms of the Sahel (Ghana, Mali, and Sanghay). In the search for the kingdom of Prester John, 14th century European explorers arrived in Africa.

In the millennia before the nineteenth century, indentured servants and slaves could be had for capture by bargaining with local warlords or tribal leaders. This practice was spread across continents, and the African continent was no exception. Arabians and Europeans were able to capture millions of Africans and export them for labour around the world in what became known as the global slave trade, which had ceased by law by the nineteenth century, in most European countries.

But at the same time that serfdom was ending in Europe, in the early 19th century the European imperial powers staged a massive "scramble for Africa" and occupied most of the continent, creating many colonial nation states for the people of Africa, and leaving only two independent African Countries: Liberia, the Black American colony, and Ethiopia. This occupation continued until after the conclusion of the Second World War, when all colonial nation states gradually obtained formal independence.

Today, Africa is home to over 50 independent countries, all but 2 of which still have the borders drawn up during the era of European colonialism. 

 

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Q. What African Country was the first to achieve independence
 

 

Using Joinafrica.com Guide to African Countries

 

You'll have an interesting experience if you are doing a research on African countries or a particular country in Africa.  Join Africa will be willing to help you.  To have a good overview of a country or understand African facts, compare it to another country. Example: If you look at the money Nigeria spent on military in 2005, compare it to another African country like Egypt.  That's how to get a look at Africa and the living conditions of the People of Africa.  Whether you are a professor in African studies or you have spent all your life in a small town in Ohio, this site will surely broaden your scope on Africa.  Do you know Nigeria proclaims "himself" to be the giant of Africa, but many believe South Africa to hold that position? Visit other pages on joinafrica.com (country rankings - to view the standings of African countries in different categories) for a more trilling experience!

 

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Not all the African countries listed are fully independent.  Islands not recognized as African Countries belong to other countries like France and Australia.  These African islands usually have no inhabitants.

 


 

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