What does Africa produce on 30.22 million km², with a Population of 1.111 billion (2013), as compared to -
China 9.707 million km² - Population 1.351 billion (2012)?
India 3.288 million km² - Population 1.237 billion (2012)?
U.S.A. 9.827 million km² - Population 313.9 million (2012)?
GDP (in Millions US$ - 2012) of the countries that fit into Africa:
United States: 16,244,600(million)
Great Britain: 2,471,600
Eastern Europe: N/A
Total (excluding Eastern Europe): $46,379,479,million
Official statistics put Africa’s total GDP (2014) at about $1,500,000,million
(South Africa: $384,313,million)
Of course Africa's GDP being less than just that of India alone, will be blamed on "colonialism", "Western countries' exploitation of poor Africa" and let us never forget the terribly "oppressive" "Apartheid".
The fact of the matter is that, while liberals have for decades been trying to convince the world that Africa is the birthplace of Humankind - that is according to the religion of "Evolution", a highly imaginative theory about Humans having originated from some fish droppings or a bug that escaped a huge explosion that lasted less than one trillionth of one second - Africa, after all these millennia, remains as unproductive as it was when it broke away to become a separate continent.
Do not for one moment think that Africa's $1.5 trillion GDP is as a result of their own hard work and innovation. At least 80% is thanks to other countries' involvement and investment in African countries, because self-entitled Africa does nothing for or by itself. Why? Because, the world owes Africa.
Now Africa also has its own definition of "investment". China bribes some leader for mineral rights in a particular country. China then starts a mine, but it has to get the raw minerals to a harbour for export back to China, so it builds a road from the mine to the harbour. Africa calls that "investment in infrastructure development". By the time that the mine has been depleted of the last grain of minerals, the road from the mine to the harbour has also been destroyed by the heavy trucks, and the Chinese pack up their bags and leave, but the leaders have their money, which is all it was about in the first place.
According to so-called experts (real experts not the Africa Check kind), the standard of living of individuals in a country is also a critical factor in determining what is happening in a country and not the state of its GDP alone. Well on that score Africa hits maximum rock bottom of course. According to that mathematics of Nigeria, it is now the richest country in Africa with a GDP, as calculated by themselves, of $510 billion, while it is one of the poorest nations on earth.
Now one cannot just look at GDP against which to measure the massive physical size of Africa, compared to the many countries that could fit into it. One also has to look at things like innovation and patents, which Africa has none of.
One also has to consider Africa's contribution to human growth, like educational advances, scientific discoveries and engineering that it gave to the world, which it has none of.
There is evidence of teaching at Oxford University as far back as 1096. Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape 556 later and found not even a pencil or writing skills. When Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape, he found no schools, no libraries, no universities, no pencils or pens, In fact he did not even find a wheel or a brick, because Africa had not been given any of those yet.
So besides being the world's greediest and most selfish continent of unproductive consumers, what has Africa done for itself, let alone for the world? Two things that Africa has more of than the rest of the world combined, are arrogance and self-entitlement.
Africa should have been the food basket of the world, but agriculture is non-existent.
It is the most blessed continent in terms of mineral wealth, but it always has and always will allow itself to be plundered, while blaming the plunderers for plundering it.
Africa had no education, but accuses Europeans for denying them education that Europeans brought to Africa in the first place. Africa never harvested its own minerals, but accuses Europeans of stealing their mineral wealth, while praising China for "investing" in roads leading from their mines to the harbours as part of the plundering of Africa.
Nothing, besides growing self-entitlement and arrogance, has changed in Africa in the past 2000 years and nothing will change in the next 2000 years. In 1000 from now black South Africans will still be blaming Apartheid and white liberals will still be crying about the fact they could could never find any evidence of the atrocities they tried to accuse the National Party government of.
In 2000 years from now Africa would still not have invented anything and they'll still be demanding that the rest of the world owe them, still demanding that they be taken care of, while accusing, blaming and insulting those very givers of their daily bread for ever wrong on this dark backward continent that had to this day never even experienced some form of Renaissance.