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I want to merge the shapefile of Nigeria and Cameroon admin level 1. I downloaded the files from gadm but I cannot merge the files with QGIS or find a shapefile of Africa having countries at states level. Could anybody help me with this?

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  • What is the exact problem? What do you do to merge them? Did you get any error messages? – SS_Rebelious Sep 30 '14 at 17:19
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Simply copy and paste the features from one layer to the other. The second one must be in edit mode for that. Just as you would do with a text editor.

Or take the whole world shapefile from Natural Earth, select the two and export the selection to another file.

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