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Africa

af' ri ka, a continent south of Europe and between the Atlantic and Indian oceans

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Republic of the Congo in 1961
Republic of the Congo in 1961
Secessionist movements in several of the provinces of The Congo were the crux of the new republic's problems in 1961.

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General History

Central Sub-Saharan Africa
Central Sub-Saharan Africa (General)

Congo River Basin
Congo River Basin (General)

French West Africa
French West Africa (General)

Southern Africa
Southern Africa (General)

West Coast Islands
West Coast Islands

Algeria
Algeria
Local Name Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah. Area 919,595 sq mi. Population 38,087,812. Capital Algiers.

Angola
Angola
Local Name República de Angola. Area 481,354 sq mi. Population 18,056,072. Capital Luanda.

Benin
Benin
Local Name Repúblique du Benin. Area 43,484 sq mi. Population 10,741.458. Capital Porto-Novo.

Botswana
Botswana
Area 231,805 sq mi. Population 2,155,784. Capital Gaborone.

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Area 105,869 sq mi. Population 19,512,533. Capital Ougadougou.

Burundi
Burundi
Local Name Republika y'u Burundi. Area 10,747 sq mi. Population 10,395,931. Capital Bujumbura.

Cameroon
Cameroon
Local Name République du Cameroun. Area 183,569 sq mi. Population 22,534,532. Capital Yaoundé.

Central African Republic
Central African Republic
Local Name Repúblique Centrafricaine. Area 240,535 sq mi. Population 5,277,959. Capital Bangui.

Chad
Chad
Local Name République du Tchad. Area 495,755 sq mi. Population 11,852,462. Capital N'Djamena.

Comoros
Comoros
Local Name Udzima wa Komori. Area 838 sq mi. Population 766,865. Capital Moroni.

Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Local Name Republique Democratique du Congo. Area 905,568 sq mi. Population 81.331.050. Capital Kinshasa.

Congo
Congo, Republic of
Local Name République du Congo. Area 132,047 sq mi. Population 4,574,099. Capital Brazzaville.

Cote d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire
Local Name Repúblique de Côte d'Ivoire. Area 124,504 sq mi. Population 22,848,945. Capital Yamoussoukro.

Djibouti
Djibouti
Local Name Jumhuriyah Djibouti. Area 8,494 sq mi. Population 828,324. Capital Djibouti.

Egypt
Egypt
Local Name Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah. Area 386,662 sq mi. Population 94,666,993. Capital Cairo.

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Local Name Republica da Guinea Ecuatorial. Area 10,830 sq mi. Population 759,450. Capital Malabo.

Eritrea
Eritrea
Local Name Hagere Ertra. Area 45,306 sq mi. Population 5,869,869. Capital Asmara.

Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Local Name Ityop'iya Federalawi Demokrasiyawi Ripeblik. Area 426,373 sq mi. Population 99,465,910. Capital Addis Ababa.

Gabon
Gabon
Local Name République Gabonaise. Area 103,347 sq mi. Population 1,640,286. Capital Libreville.

Gambia
Gambia
Area 4,361 sq mi. Population 1,967,709. Capital Banjul.

Ghana
Ghana
Area 92,100 sq mi. Population 25,758,108. Capital Accra.

Guinea
Guinea
Local Name République de Guinée. Area 94,926 sq mi. Population 11,474,383. Capital Conakry.

Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
Local Name Republica da Guiné-Bissau. Area 13,948 sq mi. Population 1,726,170. Capital Bissau.

Kenya
Kenya
Local Name Jumhuri ya Kenya. Area 224,961 sq mi. Population 45,010,056. Capital Nairobi.

Lesotho
Lesotho
Area 11,720 sq mi. Population 1,947,701. Capital Maseru.

Liberia
Liberia
Area 43,000 sq mi. Population 3,887,866. Capital Monrovia.

Libya
Libya
Area 679,362 sq mi. Population 6,541,948. Capital Tripoli.

Madagascar
Madagascar
Local Name Repoblikan'i Madagasikara. Area 226,658 sq mi. Population 23,812,681. Capital Antananarivo.

Malawi
Malawi
Local Name Dziko la Malawi. Area 45,747 sq mi. Population 18,570,321. Capital Lilongwe.

Mali
Mali
Local Name République de Mali. Area 478,767 sq mi. Population 16,455,903. Capital Bamako.

Mauritania
Mauritania
Local Name Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah. Area 397,956 sq mi. Population 3,516,806. Capital Nouakchott.

Mauritius
Mauritius
Area 790 sq mi. Population 1,339,827. Capital Port Louis.

Morocco
Morocco
Local Name Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah. Total Area 172,414 sq mi. Population 32,987,206. Capital Rabat.

Mozambique
Mozambique
Local Name Republica de Mocambique Area 302,330 sq mi. Population 25,303,113. Capital Maputo.

Namibia
Namibia
Area 316,611 sq mi. Population 2,198,406. Capital Windhoek.

Niger
Niger
Local Name Repúblique du Niger. Area 489,191 sq mi. Population 18,045,729. Capital Niamey.

Nigeria
Nigeria
Area 356,669 sq mi. Population 174,507,539. Capital Abuja.

Rwanda
Rwanda
Local Name Republika y'u Rwanda. Area 10,169 sq mi. Population 12,988,423. Capital Kigali.

Sao Tome and Principe
São Tomé and Principe
Local Name Republica Democratica de São Tomé e Principe. Area 372 sq mi. Population 194,006. Capital São Tomé.

Senegal
Senegal
Local Name Repúblique du Senegal. Area 75,750 sq mi. Population 13,635,927. Capital Dakar.

Seychelles
Seychelles
Area 176 sq mi. Population 92,430. Capital Victoria.

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Area 27,699 sq mi. Population 5,743,725. Capital Freetown.

Somalia
Somalia
Local Name Jamhuuriyadda Federaalkaa Soomaaliya. Area 246,201 sq mi. Population 10,428,043. Capital Mogadishu.

South Africa
South Africa
Area 470,693 sq mi. Population 53,675,563. Capitals Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein.

Sudan
Sudan
Local Name Jumhuriyat as-Sudan. Area 967,500 sq mi. Population 35,482,233. Capital Khartoum.

Swaziland
Swaziland
Local Name Umbuso weSwatini. Area 6,704 sq mi. Population 1,435,613. Capital Mbabane.

Tanzania
Tanzania
Local Name Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania. Area 365,755 sq mi. Population 51,045,882. Capital Dar es Salaam.

Togo
Togo
Local Name République Togolaise. Area 21,622 sq mi. Population 7,351,374. Capital Lomé.

Tunisia
Tunisia
Local Name Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah. Area 63,170 sq mi. Population 11,037,225. Capital Tunis.

Uganda
Uganda
Area 91,134 sq mi. Population 37,101,745. Capital Kampala.

Western Sahara
Western Sahara
Area 102,733 sq mi. Population 587,020. Administrative Center Laayoune.

Zambia
Zambia
Area 290,587 sq mi. Population 15,510,711. Capital Lusaka.

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Area 150,872 sq mi. Population 14,229,541. Capital Harare.

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