Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics, and including several countries. The term southern Africa or Southern Africa, generally includes Angola, Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, though Angola may be included in Central Africa and Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in East Africa. From a political perspective the region is said to be unipolar with South Africa as a first regional power.
- Angola - Territory in southwest Africa, nominally ruled since 2010 by the República de Angola
- Botswana - Territory in south central Africa, ruled since 1966 by the Republic of Botswana
- Madagascar - Islands off the southeast coast of Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Repoblikan'i Madagasikara
- Mauritius - Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Mauritius
- Namibia - Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1990 by the Republic of Namibia
- South Africa - Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1994 by the Republic of South Africa
- Zimbabwe - Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1980 by the Republic of Zimbabwe
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Southern Africa" as of 1 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.