19 January 2012 Last updated at 19:38

Africa Cup of Nations starts in Gabon and E Guinea

The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Saturday - with some of the continent's footballing giants missing from this year's finals.

So who are the 16 nations competing to be Africa's champions in the first major tournament for both co-hosts, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea?

Here's a quick guide to the teams, and their amazing fans.