The real size of Africa

Came across this graphic posted by @toneendungu on Twirra.

To say I was picking up my jaw from the floor would be an understatement. The USA landmass doesnt even fill up the sahara area and yet in the atlases it appears bigger than Africa! Ladies and gentlemen it appears these colonialists really had us by the scruff of the neck. They say perception is everythng and from what is taught in African classrooms and printed in our geography books, we are screwed.

Granted am a dedicated conspiracy theorist and there is nothing I relish more than busting a myth or uncovering elaborate misdirections of truth.

The Mercator projection invented by this dood is the most widely used projection of the geoid we call our planet. N.B am not saying this dude was an agent of the illuminati plotting to keep Africans in the dark by under stating the size of Africa but come on. . look at the graphic. . . .Africa is humongous, save for disease, murderous puppet dictators and poor investment in agriculture, we could have billions of Africans and outnumber all these white folk(not being racist). I personally don’t buy this family planning business. . . Every time I have a road trip, most of the landscape I see is uninhabited, and thats just within my line of sight. there are millions of acres of hinterland still unexploited all over the country. The same goes for the rest of Africa. 

So please this month instead of doing your own breast exam (applies to dudes too. .. . . yes you have breasts) have someone with different anatomy do it and lets fill this revolver-shaped continent of ours. . .