Geopolitical status of Africa as of 2015. Note the colours representing colonial ownership.

Africa is the second largest continent in the world, by both land and population. It is located at the southwesternmost end of the Old World, surrounded on three sides by open ocean (to the west and south by the Atlantic, and to the east by the Indian ocean). The African continent is bordered to the north (across the Mediterranean Sea) by Europe and to the east (across the manmade Sinai Canal) by Asia

Often placed as the origin of mankind, the African continent also saw the rise of the world's earliest civilisations, but was overtaken in military power by its northern neighbour after the Industrial Revolution. In the Congress of Berlin, Africa was split amongst all the major European states, leading to its current division. After some minor changes after the Great War, the continent remained under full European occupation until the mid-twentieth century, where civil protest and negotiation gained most of the continent its independence. Since then, Africa has become a sort of battleground between the Boulangist and the democratic worlds, leading to several bloody civil wars and régimes throughout the continent and the impoverishment of many.

Africa is generally considered as the world's most backward and poorest country, partly because of the colonial oppression it has suffered throughout the ages. However, the African population has taken great amounts of measures since the 1980s to close the gap with the rest of the world. Currently, one native African state (the South African Union) is on par with the rest of the European continent in regards to wealth, and two others (the East African Federation and Loango) are extremely close by. On the other hand, the Congo Technate and Ouadai remain by far the world's poorest nations; the Technate because of the oppression by part of several large international corporations that moved to the area, as well as the previous brutal treatment by part of the corporate-scientific white elite over the native population to acquire resources (and sometimes to develop experiments or manufacturing); while Ouadai suffered a terrible 50-year dictatorship under the Bokassa dynasty, which overthrew the native Wadai rulers and established a brutal régime over the nation, until they were overthrown in a bloody civil war between 2007 and 2011. However, Africa as a whole has significantly shortened the gap with its northern and eastern neighbours, and might be able to close it soon.

Africa remains the most politically diverse continent, with one technate, several monarchies, various Marxian states and even two of the world's last neo-Boulangist directorates.

List of Nations

The African Council recognises forty sovereign nations in the African continent. Note that the United Nations counts only 38 "native nations" (Tibesti and Fezzan are counted together, and the Ifni is considered a Spanish colony) plus four "colonial states"; France (in Dakar and Djibouti), the UFIT (in Rif), Italy (in Libya) and Portugal (in Cape Verde). The 40 nations recognised by the African Council are:

Nation Capital Official Language(s) Form of Government GDP per capita (PPP, OTL 1990 dollars) Human Development Index Population
Flag of Angola (2003 proposal)Republic of Angola Luanda Portuguese Presidential Republic 12,590 0.645 23,000,000
Ashanti Empire FlagAshanti Empire Kumasi Ashanti (Akan) Parliamentary monarchy 15,700 0.670 11,000,000
Berber flagAzawagh Naâma Berber Marxian state 12,500 0.631 10,000,000
Flag of Congo Free StateTechnate of the Lower Congo Léopoldville French Technate, corporate oligarchy 1,700 0.351 2,000,000
Flag of MalawiBenin-Oyo State Edo, Lagos Yoruba, Edo Dual Boulangist State 9,000 0.582 32,700,000
Dahomey flag 1889Kingdom of Dahomey Abomey Fon, Gbe Parliamentary monarchy 17,000 0.652 7,000,000
Flag of DarfurRealm of Darfur Al-Fashir Arab, Fur Single-party islamic republic 9,500 0.585 5,700,000
Flag of Uganda 1962East African Federation Zanzibar English, "General Bantu" Parliamentary federal monarchy 19,000 0.792 202,000,000
Flag of Egypt (1922–1958)Kingdom of Egypt Cairo Arabic Parliamentary monarchy 9,500 0.733 93,000,000
Et tigrayEritrean State Massawa Tigray, Arabic, Somali Boulangist directorate 7,310 0.522 17,500,000
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974)Ethiopian Empire Addis Ababa Ge'ez Parliamentary monarchy 10,005 0.577 42,500,000
Flag of FezzanFezzan Free State Sabha Arabic, berber Confederalist state 10,200 0.610 442,000
Flag of GabonGabonese Republic Libreville French Parliamentary republic 20,700 0.684 1,475,000
Flag of SenegalThe Gambia Banjul Mandinke, English Presidential republic 6,500 0.512 2,400,000
Flag of GhanaRepublic of the Gold Coast Accra English, regional Marxian State 11,000 0.622 13,000,000
Flag of SpainKingdom of Spain Tenerife, Las Fuentes Spanish Parliamentary monarchy 30,000 0.850 3,772,000
Flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire Abidjan French Presidential Republic 7,000 0.57 23,919,000
Flag of CameroonRepublic of Kamerun Yaoundé German, Fang Parliamentary republic 13,000 0.673 16,500,000
Bornu flagKanem-Bornu Empire Yerwa Kanuri, Hausa Semi-constitutional monarchy 13,000 0.642 11,000,000
Flag of Egypt (1922–1958)Khordofan State Al-Ubayyid Arabic Protectorate 9,100 0.575 4,155,000
Flag of Deutsch-KamerunRepublic of Kongo Mbandaka/Wilhelmstadt German, Lingala Presidential republic 16,500 0.683 8,420,000
Flag of LiberiaRepublic of Liberia Monrovia English Presidential republic, segregationist state 8,300 0.564 5,115,000
Flag of Cabinda ProvinceLoango Federation Cabinda Kikongo Federal republic 20,000 0.800 668,000
Flag of KatangaRepublic of Luba-Lunda Lubumbashi French Parliamentary Republic 19,000 0.670 18,000,000
Flag of MadagascarKingdom of Madagascar Tananarive Malagasy Parliamentary monarchy 10,000 0.590 23,000,000
Flag of Egypt (1922–1958)Republic of Makuria Khaortum Arabic Protectorate 9,400 0.585 22,000,000
Flag of Mali 1959-1961Mali Republic Bamako Mandinke Parliamentary republic 15,100 0.664 13,010,000
Bandeira da FNLARepublic of Matebia Lusaka/Porto Real Portuguese Presidential republic 14,000 0.635 8,000,000
Flag of MauritaniaMauritanian Islamic Republic Nouakchott Arabic Presidential republic, segregationist state 8,000 0.567 4,000,000
Flag of MoroccoKingdom of Morocco Casablanca Arabic, Berber, French Parliamentary monarchy 15,000 0.612 34,000,000
Flag of Mozambique (1974-1975)Moçambique Maputo Portuguese Marxian state 9,500 0.616 34,200,000
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970)Republic of Nobatia Juba English Presidential republic 13,500 0.656 12,340,000
Flag of the Central African RepublicOuadai Abeche Sango, Maban Transitional state 4,500 0.439 15,200,000
Flag of Zimbabwe RhodesiaRepublic of Pintonia Ribeira Portuguese Presidential republic 15,500 0.665 5,200,000
Flag of Sierra LeoneRepublic of Sierra Leone Freetown English Provisional republic 6,500 0.556 6,190,000
Flag of Libya (1977-2011)Sokoto Caliphate Sokoto Caliphate Hausa, Fula Theocratic parliamentary monarchy 12,500 0.615 60,000,000
Flag of SomaliaUnited Xeer of  Somaliland Mogadishu Somali Confederal kritarchy 10,500 0.587 7,400,000
Flag of CasamanceSonghai Republic Timbuktu Songhai Presidential republic 14,500 0.705 18,700,000
South Africa Flag IFFSouth African Union Cape Town English, local Federal parliamentary monarchy 27,000 0.832 63,450,000
Flag of FezzanTibesti Free State Bardaï Arabic, Tobou Confederalist state 10,200 0.610 382,000