North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of Africa. The United Nations definition of "North Africa" includes seven countries and territories;
Middle Africa (as used by the United Nations when categorising geographic subregions) is an analogous term that includes ,
Republic of the Congo,
Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Central African Republic,Chad
São Tomé and Príncipe.
West of Africa, is the westernmost subregion of Africa. West Africa has been defined as including the 18 countries
the island of Cape Verde,
the island of Saint Helena,
Easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the United Nations Statistics Division scheme of geographic regions, 20 territories constitute
· Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan – in Central East Africa, are members of the East African Community (EAC). The first five are also included in the African Great Lakes region. Burundi and Rwanda are sometimes also considered to be part of Central Africa.
· Mozambique and Madagascar – often considered part of Southern Africa, on the eastern side of the sub-continent. Madagascar has close cultural ties to Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean.
· Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe – often also included in Southern Africa, and formerly of the Central African Federation.
Southern Africa, generally includes: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.