“Koreafrica”: An Ideal Partnership for Synergy?
Africa, composed of 54 countries, occupies 20.4percent (30,221,532 square kilometers) of the totalland on earth. It is a huge continent with a populationof approximately one billion. Colonized fora long time by Western powers, African countriesfinally became independent by the early 1960s.Nevertheless, for geographical, political, or ideologicalreasons, most of them did not quickly cometo establish a close relationship with Korea. Sub-Saharan Africa especially remained as a fantasticyet unknown world for Koreans for decades.