How many countries are there in Africa?

How many countries are there in Africa?

There are 48 countries on the African continent, including the disputed territory of Western Sahara. However, the islands off the coast are also usually listed as African, bringing the total to 54. The island nations are Cape Verde, Sรฃo Tomรฉ and Prรญncipe, Madagascar, the Comoros, the Seychelles, and Mauritius.

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