Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

Publication date
January 2006

This paper has been prepared for the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor and it argues for a particular focus on securing land and property rights for the poor in sub-Saharan Africa.

This Act vests specified land in the British South Africa Company Limited and makes provision for certain rights of the Company, the President of Botswana and the Minister in respect of that land.


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