It is my pleasure to remind you my friends, Americans, Small and Large Businesses, that Africa is ready for business. Africa, composed of 54 countries is larger than what we have always envisaged. The map, done by Kai Krause shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. However, this has not been apparent due to the existence of a perception gap. It is my hope to try and bridge the gap.