Africa is a continent in the territory of which there are many states.
Here, for a long time, various tribes have lived, completely preserved their identity, as well as quite modern residents.
How many countries are all on the African continent?
States of Africa
On the territory of Africa and the islands adjacent toThere are 54 countries. These include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti and Egypt. Also African countries are: Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritius, Mauritania, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, as well as Sao Tome and Principe.
In addition, Africa includes: Swaziland, Seychelles, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Africa and South Sudan. Most of these countries have long been colonies of European countries. They gained their independence in the 50's and 60's of the 20th century, while the status of Western Sahara is still uncertain. All African states are members of the African Union and the United Nations.
The life of African countries
Until the 20th century, independence could boast ofOnly Liberia, South Africa and Ethiopia, but discrimination against indigenous blacks in South Africa persisted until the 1990s. Today, the last African colonies are located in the northern part of the continent - namely, in Spain, bordering Morocco, Reunion Island and a number of small islands in the Indian Ocean. Africa Day is celebrated on May 25 - it was on this day in 1963 that a charter was signed on the establishment of the Organization of African Unity.
Despite the fact that almost all AfricanStates possess the richest human and natural resources, most of them constantly suffer from overpopulation, poverty, droughts, epidemics and bloody internecine wars. Many peoples of Africa living far from large cities are deprived of the opportunity to use clean drinking and tap water, and medicine is almost inaccessible to the simple indigenous population. The poverty level in African countries is catastrophically high - their inhabitants die from curable diseases, AIDS, drug addiction, and the amount of early pregnancy among adolescents exceeds all reasonable limits.