The True Size of Africa, Illustrated.

So why is Africa always needing our help? Why is this continent so entrenched in poverty? Maybe it's got something to do with it's size... It's actually incomprehensibly gigantic! And what's more... The policies of western countries to seize swathes of Africa during the rush for empires led to a level an unprecedented level of chaos. We literally stormed in, robbed, raped and murdered in a desperate attempt to grow fat and rich off the continent. So, when you next complain about an African children's charity asking for donations on the x-factor ad break, remember you are living in a world built on the resources and wealth we stole from them.

I found this awesome graphic online today that shows the true scale of Africa. A big country, and a big country we owe a huge debt of gratitude to.