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Saturday, January 7, 2017

How many countries does Africa have?

Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements.



 How many countries does Africa really have?


Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements.
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 The answer is if you are referring to sovereign states officially recognized by the African Union,  Africa has 54 however if you are referring to United Nations African countries then Africa has 58 but, African states whose sovereignty is internationally recognized with diplomatic recognition the answer to how many countries does Africa have is 55. 

This explains why in some cases Africa is listed as having 54, 55 and 58 countries.


Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements.

The answer is if you are referring to sovereign states officially recognized by the African Union,  Africa has 54 however if you are referring to United Nations African countries then Africa has 58 but, African states whose sovereignty is internationally recognized with diplomatic recognition  is 55. This explains why in some cases Africa is listed as having 54, 55 and 58 countries.

The African Union (AU), founded May 2001 is a continental union recognizes Africa has having 54 countries.

African Union recognized African Countries
1.         Algeria
Africa is a very large and unique continent, with many tribes and diverse ethnic groups
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2.         Angola
3.         Benin
4.         Botswana
5.         Burkina Faso
6.         Burundi
7.         Cabo Verde
8.         Cameroon
9.         Central African Republic
10.      Chad
11.      Comoros
12.      Côte d'Ivoire
13.      *Democratic Republic of Congo
14.      Djibouti
15.      Egypt
16.      Equatorial Guinea
17.      Eritrea
18.      Ethiopia
19.      Gabon
20.      Ghana
21.      Guinea
22.      Guinea-Bissau
23.      Kenya
24.      Lesotho
25.      Liberia
26.      Libya
27.      Madagascar
28.      Malawi
29.      Mali
30.      Mauritania
31.      Mauritius
32.      Mozambique
33.      Namibia
34.      Niger
35.      Nigeria
36.      Republic of the Congo
37.      Rwanda
38.      Senegal
39.      Seychelles
40.      Sierra Leone
41.      Somalia
42.      South Africa
43.      South Sudan
44.      Sudan
45.      Swaziland
46.      Tanzania
47.      The Gambia
Africa is a very large and unique continent, with many tribes and diverse ethnic groups
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48.      The Republic of Congo
49.      Togo
50.      Tunisia
51.      Uganda
52.      Western Sahara
53.      Zambia
54.      Zimbabwe

Democratic Republic of Congo was suspended in 2013 from the African Union.

There are 55 African states whose sovereignty is internationally recognized with diplomatic recognition.
African Union’s 54 counties plus:
          Morocco

The United Nations (UN) an international organization founded in 1945 recognizes Africa has having 58 countries.
African Union’s 54 counties plus:
1.         Mayotte
2.         Réunion
3.         Western Sahara
4.         Saint Helena


Public opinion lists Africa as having 57 countries; this is the only number that is incorrect. The 57 African countries include a portion of Africa Union’s counties and one of the United Nations counties.
1.         Morocco
2.         Somaliland
3.         Western Sahara


Did you know?
Somaliland is a self-declared African state that seceded from Somalia in 1991, and advocates independence for the northwestern portion of the Somali Democratic Republic.

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