With about 1.3 billion people, Africa is home to 60% of the world’s arable land, 90% of the world’s raw material reserves, 40% of the gold reserves of the world, 55% of the diamond reserves of the world, and 95% of the platinum reserves of the world. Africa holds the largest world reserves of bauxite, in addition to huge reserve holdings in manganese, woods, uranium, crude oil, and other minerals.
At 30.5 million square kilometres, Africa is larger in total area space than all of Europe, China, and the United States of America combined. Africa is three times the total geographical area of the United States of America; it is three times the total geographical area of Europe; Africa is three times the total geographical area of China.
China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, sits on 9.6 million square kilometres of land space; the United States of America, with a population of 331 million people, sits on 9.8 million square kilometres of geographical area; India, with a population of 1.4 billion people, has a total geographical area of 3.3 million square kilometres; all of Europe, with combined population of 741 million people, sits on 10 million square kilometres of geographical area.
This reveals that you can transplant China, all of Europe, the United States of America, and several other countries into the African space, and they would fit neatly.
A 2016 Study of Africa by the Non-Governmental Organization, ‘War on Want,’ reveals that101 companies, mostly British, control $305 billion worth of platinium, $276 billion worth of oil, $216 billion worth of coal, at 2016 market prices, all domiciled in Africa.
These companies own oil mines or mining licenses in 37 African countries and control vast swathes of Africa’s land about four times the size of the United Kingdom.
So it is that the NGO posits that Africa has remained a standard currency for global economic control. Is the African leadership allergic to controlling Africa?