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History of the African Nation

History of the African Nation.

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There are 58 African Nations. Here is a short synopsis of Africa in General. If you have a specific nation you want to use, please let me know.

The name Africa, which is of Phoenician origin, was at first given by the Romans to the territory about the city of Carthage. It gradually came to be applied to the whole Libyan territory occupied by the Romans, and it was understood in this sense, as late as the eleventh century, by Pope St. Leo IX, who, when asked to decide as to the primacy of the bishops of ancient Numidia, wrote these words, now engraved in letters of gold on the modern basilica of Carthage, built by Cardinal Lavigerie: "Sine dubio, post Romanum pontificem, primus Nubiae episcopus et totius Africae maximus metropolitanus est Carthaginiensis episcopus" (There can be no doubt that after the Roman Pontiff the first Bishop of Nubia, and indeed the principal Metropolitan of Africa is the Bishop of Carthage). In their turn the Arabs adopted the name; then the writers of the Middle Ages; finally it has come to include the entire continent.

The following are a list of the 58 African Nations:

-- Algeria
-- Angola
-- Benin
-- Botswana
-- Burkina Faso
-- Burundi
-- Cameroon
-- Canary Islands
-- Cape Verde
-- Central African Republic
-- Chad
-- Comoros
-- Congo, Democratic Republic of
-- Congo, Republic of
-- Cote d'Ivoire
-- Djibouti
-- Egypt
-- Equatorial Guinea
-- Eritrea
-- Ethiopia
-- Gabon
-- Gambia, The
-- ...

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The name Africa, which is of Phoenician origin, was at first given by the Romans to the territory about the city of Carthage. It gradually came to be applied to the whole Libyan territory occupied by the Romans.

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