Countries in Africa By Their Alphabets

Last updated on October 14th, 2023 at 09:35 pm

There are 195 independent countries in the World, 54 of them are in Africa. Here is the list of 54 sovereign countries in Africa in alphabetical order:


Two African countries start with the letter A, they are:

  • Algeria
  • Angola


Four countries in Africa begin with the letter B:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Benin Republic
  • Burundi
  • Botswana


There are six African countries that begin with the letter “C”:

  • Cameroon
  • Chad Republic
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros
  • Cape Verde
  • Cote d’Ivoire

Note: Cote d’Ivoire was known as Ivory Coast until it changed name in 1986.


These are the two countries under the letter “D” :

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti


There are five of them start with the letter “E”

  • Ethiopia
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eswatini


Five countries in Africa that begin with the letter “G” are:

  • Ghana
  • Guinea Conakry 
  • Gambia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea Bissau 


  • Kenya

Note: Kenya is the only African country that begin with the letter “K”


Three begins with the letter L:

  • Libya
  • Liberia
  • Lesotho


Seven African countries begin with the letter “M”:

  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius


  • Nigeria
  • Niger Republic
  • Namibia


  • Rwanda
  • Republic of Congo


There are eight African countries that begin with the letter “S”:

  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Sierra Leone
  • Seychelles
  • Sao Time and Principe
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  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Togo


  • Uganda


Tow African countries begin with a letter “Z”:

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


No countries in Africa begin with the following alphabets

  • F
  • H
  • J
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y

Western Sahara isn’t an independent nation in Africa, that’s why we’ve not classified it as a country.

In all, out of the 195 countries in the world, there are 54 independent countries in Africa with a combined current population of 1,457,797,483 or an official population of 1,331,712,870.


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