You can set up a sharikat al-mossahamah in Egypt or a société anonyme in Morocco; These are generally the most common legal forms for companies across Africa. You can also incorporate a SAE, LLC and several other types of legal entities in Egypt. SAE stands for “sharikat al-mossahamah” in Arabic and is very similar to the UK plc. LLC stands for "Limited Liability Company" in English, which is very similar to the British Limited Company. Before registering a company, you should thoroughly understand all the ins and outs of each African jurisdiction, including Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cape Verde, Mayotte, Madeira Islands and the Canary Islands.