Mini-Me: How Many Countries in Africa?

Africa
Who?  Mini-Me?
Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

How many countries in Africa? How hard can the question be?

Africa is one continent but how many countries? we were asked last week. The answer is more complicated than you might think but, simply put, there are 55 states that are recognised by either the AU or the UN or both.

Researched by Ruth Becker

“How many countries does the continent have in its entirety?” asked a message sent to us last week by a group of information security advocates.

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The sender, @Infosecafrica, noted that Africa’s regional political organisation the African Union has 54 members but had seen a report claiming the continent is home to 57 countries.

So how many countries does Africa have? The AU claims to represent all African countries. So are there 54 or 57? How hard – we thought – can the question be?

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Graphic: Why War Not Peace?

Africa, Analysis, Balance, Budgets & Funding, Capabilities-Force Structure, Citizen-Centered, Collection, Corruption, Earth Orientation, Education, Geospatial, Graphics, History, ICT-IT, Innovation, Languages-Translation, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Resilience, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Threats, Tribes, True Cost, United Nations
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Graphic: First Cut on Human Factors and Technology for UN EU NATO, AU (Africa), CELAC (Americas) and RCEP (Asia) OSE/M4IS2

Advanced Cyber/IO, Africa, Analysis, Autonomous Internet, Balance, Capabilities-Force Structure, Citizen-Centered, Collection, Education, Geospatial, Graphics, ICT-IT, Innovation, Languages-Translation, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Resilience, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Threats, Tribes, True Cost, United Nations
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SLIDE:  Human Factors & Technology at Four Levels 1.1

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Graphic: Open Everything

About the Idea, Advanced Cyber/IO, Africa, Analysis, Balance, Capabilities-Force Structure, Citizen-Centered, Collection, Earth Orientation, Geospatial, History, ICT-IT, Innovation, Languages-Translation, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Threats, Tribes

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See Also:

2007 Open Everything: We Won, Let’s Self-Govern

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

Event: 8-12 June Narobi Africa Agriculture GIS Week 2010

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Jointly organized by the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), HarvestChoice, and the Agricultural Geospatial Commons (AGCommons) Program, the event builds on the success of last year’s meeting. However, AAGW 2010 has a broader scope and will be presented as a “GIS ShareFair”, complete with a market place that will include exhibitors, training sessions, thematic workshops, presentation sessions, CGIAR Spatial Science Sessions, the third gathering of WhereCampAfrica, and the unveiling of the AGCommons service bureau.