MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA:
The 23 countries of the Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia include some countries not traditionally part of the Middle East but their cultures cause their placement in this region (such as Pakistan).
Afghanistan / Algeria / Azerbaijan* / Bahrain / Egypt / Iran / Iraq / Israel**/ Jordan / Kuwait / Lebanon / Libya / Morocco / Oman / Pakistan / Qatar / Saudi Arabia / Somalia/ Syria / Tunisia / Turkey / United Arab Emirates / Yemen
There are 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This region of Africa is often called Sub-Saharan Africa but some of these countries are actually Intra-Saharan (within the Sahara Desert).
Benin / Botswana / Burkina Faso / Burundi / Cameroon / Cape Verde / Central African Republic / Chad / Comoros / Republic of the Congo / Democratic Republic of the Congo / Cote d'Ivoire / Djibouti / Equatorial Guinea / Eritrea / Ethiopia / Gabon / The Gambia / Ghana / Guinea / Guinea-Bissau / Kenya / Lesotho / Liberia / Madagascar / Malawi / Mali / Mauritania / Mauritius / Mozambique / Namibia / Niger / Nigeria / Rwanda / Sao Tome and Principe / Senegal / Seychelles / Sierra Leone / South Africa / South Sudan / Sudan / Swaziland / Tanzania / Togo / Uganda / Zambia / Zimbabwe.