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->''"It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from youuuuu''
->''There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever dooooo''
->''I bless the rains down in Africaaaaa''
->''It's gonna take some time to do the things we never haaaaa-aaad, woo-oo."''
-->-- '''Music/{{Toto}}'s "Africa"''', a song about a white man trying to write about Africa but struggling because he's never been there.

Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 54 countries[[note]]56 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab).

For Africa in fiction, see AncientAfrica, DarkestAfrica, and {{Bulungi}}. See also MightyWhitey, GreatWhiteHunter. And despite what you may have heard, [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Africa is not a country]].[[note]](though the term was originally meant for just one province of the Roman Empire in the area between present-day Tunis and Tripoli, which was taken from an earlier Punic term that probably designated Carthage. The term was later expanded to include all of the continent, but the Siculo-Normans used it anyway to designate the same region conquered [[TheHighMiddleAges during the 12th century]], which was [[InNameOnly styled]] as "The Kingdom of Africa")[[/note]]

[[index]]
! Countries
!! Northern Africa
* UsefulNotes/{{Algeria}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Algiers
* UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}} (Transcontinental)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Cairo
* UsefulNotes/{{Libya}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Tripoli
* UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}
->'''Capital''': Rabat
->'''Largest City''': Casablanca
* UsefulNotes/{{Sudan}}
->'''Capital''': Khartoum
->'''Largest City''': Omdurman
* UsefulNotes/{{Tunisia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Tunis

!! Western Africa
* UsefulNotes/{{Benin}}
->'''Capital''': Porto-Novo
->'''Largest City''': Cotonou
* UsefulNotes/BurkinaFaso
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Ouagadougou
* UsefulNotes/CapeVerde
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Praia
* UsefulNotes/CoteDIvoire (Ivory Coast)
->'''Capitals''': Yamoussoukro (political), Abidjan (economic)
->'''Largest City''': Abidjan
* UsefulNotes/TheGambia
->'''Capital''': Banjul
->'''Largest City''': Serekunda (Serre Kunda)
* UsefulNotes/{{Ghana}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Accra
* UsefulNotes/{{Guinea}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Conakry
* UsefulNotes/GuineaBissau
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Bissau
* UsefulNotes/{{Liberia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Monrovia
* UsefulNotes/{{Mali}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Bamako
* UsefulNotes/{{Mauritania}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Nouakchott
* UsefulNotes/{{Niger}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Niamey
* UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}
->'''Capital''': Abuja
->'''Largest City''': Lagos
* UsefulNotes/{{Senegal}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Dakar
* UsefulNotes/SierraLeone
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Freetown
* UsefulNotes/{{Togo}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Lomé

!! Eastern Africa
* UsefulNotes/{{Burundi}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Bujumbura
* UsefulNotes/{{Comoros}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Moroni
* UsefulNotes/{{Djibouti}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Djibouti
* UsefulNotes/{{Eritrea}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Asmara
* UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Addis Ababa
* UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Nairobi
* UsefulNotes/{{Madagascar}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Antananarivo
* UsefulNotes/{{Malawi}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Lilongwe
* UsefulNotes/{{Mauritius}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Port Louis
* UsefulNotes/{{Mozambique}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Maputo
* UsefulNotes/{{Rwanda}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Kigali
* UsefulNotes/{{Seychelles}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Victoria
* UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Mogadishu
* UsefulNotes/SouthSudan
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Juba
* UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}
->'''Capital''': Dodoma
->'''Largest City''': Dar es Salaam
* UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Kampala
* UsefulNotes/{{Zambia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Lusaka
* UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Harare

!! Central Africa
* UsefulNotes/{{Angola}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Luanda
* UsefulNotes/{{Cameroon}}
->'''Capital''': Yaoundé
->'''Largest City''': Douala
* UsefulNotes/CentralAfricanRepublic
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Bangui
* UsefulNotes/{{Chad}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': N'Djamena
* UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Kinshasa
* UsefulNotes/EquatorialGuinea
->'''Capital''': Malabo
->'''Largest City''': Bata
* UsefulNotes/{{Gabon}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Libreville
* [[UsefulNotes/{{RepublicOfTheCongo}} Republic of the Congo]]
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Brazzaville
* UsefulNotes/SaoTomeAndPrincipe
->'''Capital & Largest City''': São Tomé

!! Southern Africa
* UsefulNotes/{{Botswana}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Gaborone
* UsefulNotes/{{Lesotho}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Maseru
* UsefulNotes/{{Namibia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Windhoek
* UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica
->'''Capitals''': Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), & Cape Town (legislative)
->'''Largest City''': Johannesburg
* UsefulNotes/{{Swaziland}}
->'''Capital''': Mbabane
->'''Largest City''': Manzini

!!Other entities
* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Hargeisa
* UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized (Western Sahara)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': El Aaiún (unofficial)

!Territories
* UsefulNotes/{{Canary Islands}}
->'''Capitals''': Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas
->'''Largest City''': Las Palmas
* UsefulNotes/{{French Southern and Antarctic Lands}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Saint-Pierre
* UsefulNotes/{{Madeira}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Funchal
* UsefulNotes/{{Mayotte}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Mamoudzou
* UsefulNotes/{{Pelagie Islands}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Lampedusa e Linosa
* UsefulNotes/{{Reunion}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Saint-Denis
* UsefulNotes/{{Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha}}
->'''Capital''': Jamestown
->'''Largest City''': Half Tree Hollow
[[/index]]

!Defunct countries, empires, and other entities
* UsefulNotes/AncientEgyptianHistory
* UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra

!Other articles related to Africans and African Culture
!!Africa in general
* UsefulNotes/AfricanUnion
* ForcesWithFirepower
** UsefulNotes/EgyptiansWithEagleFighters
** UsefulNotes/SouthAfricansWithSurfaceToAirMissiles

!!Northern Africa
* Myth/EgyptianMythology
* UsefulNotes/PunicWars
* UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring
* Main/{{Qurac}}

!!Western Africa
* Main/{{Afrobeat}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Nollywood}}

!!Eastern Africa
* Main/DumbDodoBird
* Main/RuthlessModernPirates

!!Central Africa
* UsefulNotes/TheCongoWars

!!Southern Africa
* UsefulNotes/AngloZuluWar
* UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar