Alternative History
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Africa suffered no known direct hits during the events of Doomsday. However, the problems that it was already experiencing, such as famine, and civil wars, and kleptocratic dictatorships, meant that the years following the nuclear war were difficult ones. The destruction of world institutions meant that some people felt freed to pursue wars, secessions and atrocities. Several nations experienced collapse and never managed to reunite, notably South Africa, Libya, and both Congos. Egypt was the victim of the only known use of nuclear weapons after 1983, when a missile was launched from Palmachim Air Base in Israel to Cairo.

The West African Union, of which Nigeria is the largest member, has emerged as the most stable and powerful bloc in Africa. Some other regional organizations have also been established to bring coherence and stability to different parts of the continent, with varying success. Some power blocs from outside have also made inroads in Africa. Some North African states are members of the Europe-based ADF; Socialist Siberia has two groups of allies in West and East Africa respectively; and Brazil has extended its influence in the islands of the Gulf of Guinea.

Africa remains a giant and diverse place and it's difficult to generalize about it. Some places are clearly on the rise and seem set to play a stronger role on the world stage; while other areas remain mired in conflict.