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Could Trevor or Adam be explicit and tell us which countries are considered "African" for game purposes?
 
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Africa is defined in the Glossary on page 27 of the rules.

"Africa: All countries south of the Mediterranean Sea and west of the Red sea including Egypt, Mali and Nigeria."
 
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Does that include Israel? Somalia? (My geography leaves a lot to be desired, so I was hoping more for a list of countries that fall under the region name.)
 
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Morocco, Algeria/Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya/Tanzania, Somalia, Mali, Nigeria.

Israel is clearly excluded per the definition: it's on the eastern shore of the Mediterraean and north of the Red Sea. And I've never heard anyone call Israel an "African" country.

I've always assumed Somalia is an African country for game purposes. However, I can see that it technically does not meet the rulebook definition. Though Somalia is south (not west) of the Red Sea, I'd say common sense indicates that it's an African country, it being part of the horn of Africa and all.
 
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Good question Peter. I'll have to defer to Trevor. I've always considered Somalia and Kenya/Tanzania as Africa, but not Israel.

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For game terms there are a total of 9 countries in Africa. Just need to add Libya to Stephen's set and its complete.

Africa = Morocco, Algeria/Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya/Tanzania, Somalia, Mali, Nigeria.

I will include the words "west of the Red Sea / Indian Ocean" to clarify the Eastern boundary of Africa.
 
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trevorbender wrote:
For game terms there are a total of 9 countries in Africa. Just need to add Libya to Stephen's set and its complete.

Africa = Morocco, Algeria/Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya/Tanzania, Somalia, Mali, Nigeria.

I will include the words "west of the Red Sea / Indian Ocean" to clarify the Eastern boundary of Africa.

The list makes it a lot clearer, rather than expressing vague boundaries (in game terms; the seas and oceans aren't marked.) and letting people bicker over what counts.
 
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