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Central Africa

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Central Africa is a region of Africa.

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Central Africa regions
Angola (Greater Luanda, Northern Angola, Central Angola Highlands, Southwest Angola, Southeast Angola, Cabinda)
Former Portugese colony which went through a brutal civil war. Now largely safe, but has been surprisingly slow to appear on the traveler radar
Central African Republic (Southwest, Northwest, Southest, Northeast)
Dense jungle in the south and semi arid in the Sahelian north, this very unstable country is very much off the radar for visitors.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Western DRC, Katanga, Kasai, Kivu, Congo Basin)
Huge, blessed with incredible natural wealth and beauty, culturally diverse, and is extremely unstable and dangerous
Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni, Bioko, Annobon)
Perhaps the continent's most corrupt country, where massive oil wealth is confiscated by a thuggish government, is not a terribly safe place to travel, but it has great beaches, laid-back beach bars, and locals speak Spanish
Gabon (Coastal Plain, Central Highlands, Jungle Interior)
Has escaped the strife afflicting other Central African states; rich in oil and mineral reserves and a high biodiversity.
Republic of the Congo (Coast and Mayombe, Congolese Plateau, Cuvette, Niari Valley, Pool, Sangha and Likouala)
Huge tracts of forest with a small population mean great potential for eco-tourism, but the country is still to fully recover from a terrible war in the 1990s
Sao Tome and Principe (São Tomé Island, Príncipe Island)
Tiny islands in the Gulf of Guinea

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