Africa is the second largest of the continents of the World . It occupies an area of 30,420,000 km . It is about three times the size of Europe.
Africa lies within the tropical lands as the equator cuts exactly midway across the continent. Most of Africa lies within the tropics of Cancer and tropics of Capricorn.
In terms of trade , most countries are still tied to the apron of their colonial masters but their is a bold attempt to reverse this with the signing of the Africa free trade agreement which was designed to increase trade between African countries and by extention prosperity.