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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa

Area of the continent of Africa that is south of the Sahara Desert

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara. According to the United Nations, it consists of all African countries and territories that are fully or partially south of the Sahara. While the United Nations geoscheme for Africa excludes Sudan from its definition of sub-Saharan Africa, the African Union's definition includes Sudan but instead excludes Mauritania.

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