What is North Africa?

  • (noun): An area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea.

North Africa

North Africa, Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, linked by the Sahara to Sub-Saharan Africa. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Northern Africa includes eight countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and often Mauritania are the Maghreb or Maghrib, while Egypt and Sudan are referred to as Nile Valley. Egypt is a transcontinental country by virtue of the Sinai Peninsula, which is in Asia. North Africa also includes a number of Spanish possessions, Ceuta and Melilla (tiny Spanish exclaves or islets off the coast of Morocco). The Canary Islands and the Portuguese Madeira Islands, in the North Atlantic Ocean northwest of the African mainland, are sometimes included in considerations of the region.

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Schlachtgeschwader 1 - North Africa
5th Staffel was transferred to East Prussia in October to rest and refit with the Hs 129B-2 ... It departed for North Africa on 5 November 1942 and arrived in Tunis on 29 November ...
Lashmer Whistler - World War II - North Africa
... of events, through the rest of the fighting in North Africa until the surrender of the Axis forces in Tunisia in May 1943. 1943 German resistance in Tunis had ended and the North Africa campaign finished ...
Timeline Of World War II (1941) - February 1941
... Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel is appointed head of "German Army troops in Africa." This unit is later to be officially designated as the "Afrika Korps." Germany forcibly restores Pierre Laval to office in. 9 Mussolini is informed that German reinforcements are on the way to North Africa British forces reach El Agheila, Cyrenaica British battleships shell Genoa and British aircraft ... The British in North Africa have been weakened by the transfer of some troops to Greece ...
Chickenwings - Membership - Africa/Gene Nation
... Morlocks were relocated to Selima Oasis in North Africa ... It is unknown whether the remaining Morlocks of Africa stayed there or relocated to New York ... escape in exchange for being relocated to North Africa ...

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