Africa is a heavily populated continent, second only to Asia, and home to about 16% of the world’s total populace. It also encompasses approximately 5-6% of the earth’s surface and 20% of the land area. Paleontologists and anthropologists believe that human life forms originated from the African continent.
Africa’s diverse wealth statistics are due to a combination of factors: geographical situation and environmental concerns, 19thcentury European colonial expansionism and internecine conflicts. With its natural resources, Africa is still experiencing economic growth.