Empires and Nation States in key regions of the African continent

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There have been a number of empires and nation states throughout Africa’s history. Here is a brief overview of some of the key empires and nation-states in each region of the continent:

North Africa: The Roman Empire, the Arab Caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Kingdom of Tunis, the Kingdom of Algeria, the Kingdom of Egypt

West Africa: The Kingdom of Ghana, the Kingdom of Mali, the Kingdom of Songhai, the Kingdom of Benin, the Kingdom of Dahomey, the Kingdom of Ashanti, the Kingdom of Oyo, the Kingdom of Nigeria, the Kingdom of Senegal, the Kingdom of Gambia

East Africa: The Kingdom of Axum, the Kingdom of Aksum, the Kingdom of Ethiopia, the Sultanate of Adal, the Kingdom of Somalia, the Sultanate of Zanzibar, the Kingdom of Rwanda, the Kingdom of Burundi, the Kingdom of Uganda

Central Africa: The Kingdom of Kongo, the Kingdom of Luba, the Kingdom of Lozi, the Kingdom of Lunda, the Kingdom of Kasai, the Kingdom of Kuba, the Kingdom of Bangangté, the Kingdom of Nkore

Southern Africa: The Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe, the Kingdom of Mutapa, the Kingdom of Matabeleland, the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Zulu Kingdom, the Kingdom of Matabeleland, the Kingdom of the Orange Free State, the Union of South Africa (post-colonial)

This is just a brief overview of some of the key empires and nation-states that have existed in Africa throughout its history. There have been many other important empires and nation-states on the continent, and the political landscape of Africa has been shaped by a complex interplay of different cultures, religions, and political systems.

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