Southern Africa is the southernmost region of Africa. It is variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Madagascar is excluded because of its distinct cultural heritage and language.
Here is a brief introduction to the 10 Southern African nations.
The Republic of Angola is the seventh largest nation in Africa. The nation has vast mineral and petroleum reserves. Angola is considered to be economically disparate. The executive branch of the Angolan government is composed of the President, the Vice-President and the Council of Ministers.
The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked nation. The nation has a stable representative democracy. Botswana is flat, with around 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. Around 2 million people live in this mid-sized country. It is one of the poorest nations in the world.