List of fictional African countries

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This is a list of fictional countries that are set somewhere in the continent of Africa.

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  • Babar's Kingdom: from children's book, a country of intelligent bipedal elephants.
  • Bangalla: from The Phantom comic strip. The Phantom's base lies in the deep woods of this central African nation.
  • Bapetikosweti: The "homeland" state in which the South African satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys (under the guise of his drag character, Evita Bezuidenhout) was the South African ambassador. It is a word-play on the former "Bantustan" state of Bophuthatswana (unrecognised as a sovereign state by any country other than South Africa). Bophuthatswana was re-incorporated into South Africa shortly after its first democratic election on 27 April 1994, after which Uys discontinued using his parody state (claiming that Bapetikosweti too had been "re-incorporated" into South Africa).
  • Beninia: from John Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar
  • Birani: African nation featured in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy. Located near Namibia and Angola. Has a Banana Forest at a place called Dumgase.
  • Bocamo: a gold-producing West African state from the Mission: Impossible TV episode "Kitara". Renowned as a particularly brutal practitioner of apartheid.
  • Bologa: Central African country formerly a British colony from the film Hero's Dawn
  • Bonande: West African country in the film La Nuit de la vérité
  • Bongo Bongo Land: derogatory British term for Third World countries, particularly in Africa
  • Bongo Congo: African kingdom in animated cartoon series King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
  • Bulmeria: an African country mentioned in the webcomic, It's Walky!
  • Bulungi: A country located south of Côte d'Ivoire and southeast of Liberia featured in an article by satirical news group The Onion. In the article, the United States' "ambassador" to Bulungi is accused of making the country up. Bulungi's capital city is Yabba-Dabba.
  • Buranda: African country in the BBC comedy series Yes Minister, formerly known as "British West Africa"

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  • Ligeria: African home of the agent Benjamin N’udu in the Canadian TV series InSecurity
  • Logosia: African country from the Mission: Impossible TV episode "The Crane"
  • Lombuanda: an independent white-supremacist African country on the Gulf of Guinea in the Mission: Impossible episode "The Diamond". Underdeveloped and densely forested, Lombuanda is ruled by French-speaking settlers who keep two million black citizens starved and without 'schools, hospitals, or any voice in government'. The title of prime minister is held by Hendrik Durvard, a despotic white Lombuandan who plans to use a 27,000-carat diamond to finance his seizure of tribal reserves.
  • Lopongo: a small West African country on the Gulf of Guinea created by miniature wargaming aficionado DestoFante.
  • Lyrobia: African nation in French/Canadian animated TV series Totally Spies! containing desert and rain forest environments, with an Arabic-inspired culture

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  • Malagawi: African country in le Professionnel, film by Georges Lautner starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
  • Matobo: a state based on Zimbabwe, from the 2005 film The Interpreter. "Matobo" is also used briefly in 24: Redemption in a scene where an international videoconference takes place and on 24 (season 7), where Ule Matobo (fictional) is a former president of Sangala, the fiction African nation.
  • Maurania: African country in Paradise video game.
  • Moloni Republic: Southern African country from the video game Metal Gear Acid.
  • Mombaka: a African country featured in the film Red Scorpion.
  • Mumbambu: African nation occupying the Central and East region as portrayed in a video by The Onion about the United States sending USD $3 billion worth of aid to Andorra as it was believed to be south of Mumbambu in Africa, not Europe.

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  • Opar: located deep in the jungles of Africa. Portrayed as a lost colony of Atlantis in Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Tarzan novels.
  • Outer Heaven: fortified microstate founded by a "legendary mercenary" 200km north of the fictional Galzburg, South Africa

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  • Sahel: African country from John Updike's novel The Coup
  • Sahelise Republic: African country mentioned in The West Wing
  • Shakobi: African monarchy from That's So Raven TV series, episode "The Royal Treatment"
  • Samgola: a parody of Angola bordering Nambabwe in Leon Schuster's film Oh Schucks...Here Comes UNTAG.
  • Sangala: A nation from 24: Redemption and 24 (season 7) where Jack Bauer comes to after running away from his life. As a coup d'etat takes place, with rebels using brainwashed children as soldiers. The nation is later invaded by the US in season 7.
  • Sonzola: African republic mentioned in the novels of Christopher Brookmyre
  • Sotho: a kingdom in Africa mentioned in a 1997 episode of the German TV series Küstenwache (note: the name and the royalist form of government seem to refer to the real existing Kingdom of Lesotho - however, in the episode, the King of Sotho comes to Germany to order ships for his coastguard, which would not make any sense for the real Lesotho, since the country is landlocked).

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  • Talgalla: A fictional African country featured in Dave Brubeck's jazz musical The Real Ambassadors.
  • Transvalia: not actually a state in its own right, but rather a parody of the so-called "Boerestaat" named Orania (which was to be a whites-only "homeland" that right-wing Afrikaners wished to establish after South Africa's transition to democracy on 27 April 1994). Leon Schuster made a comedy film called Sweet 'n Short (1991), which was a parody of life in the New South Africa. The film was made in 1990 shortly after Nelson Mandela was released from prison - many of the fictional events portrayed therein actually came to pass in post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Trucial Abysmia: East African country in the G.I. Joe comics.

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  • Vagondu: A sub-saharan African country featured in director Odnalor Ladan's film, Smoke Before Fire. The current president of Vagondu is Stefan Balagot.

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  • Wadiya: Country ruled by the protagonist in the 2012 film The Dictator.
  • Wakanda: small African nation featured in the Marvel Comics series The Avengers. The nation is ruled by King T'Challa, also known as the super hero Black Panther.
  • West Monrassa: Central African country in an episode of Spooks. Run by President Gabriel Sakoa, a corrupt leader planning a genocide against the people in the north of the country.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "AfDB-World Bank: Improving the Quality of Projects - African Development Bank". Afdb.org. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Slide 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-11. 


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