In 2010, there were 18 electoral democracies in Africa. They are mostly in West Africa and South Africa.
In West Africa, there are 8 democratic nations: Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Benin, Cape Verde and San Tome and Principe. In South Africa, there are 7 democratic nations: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. There are additional 3 island nations on the east of Africa that are democratic: Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles.