The True Size of Africa

As mentioned on the It’s A Continent page, Africa is the 2nd largest continent.

This map puts things in a bit more context. Click it for more detail.


Have you heard of the “Cheetah Generation”? I hadn’t until I read this Guardian article. It’s a term by Ghanian economist George Ayittey to describe the generation who does not accept the corruption of the ‘Hippos’.

The Guardian piece is about youth in Africa getting involved in social media. It was written by Mariéme Jamme, co-founder of Africa Gathering, which “is a platform dedicated in featuring Africans, friends of Africa to improve their visibility, make them more credibility and ultimately profitable.”

Watch Ayittey’s TED talk below: