General objective of this lecture is to presentation on Soil Problems in Africa. Here briefly explain Initial Soil Problems. Tropical regions in general have less fertile soil compared to temperate regions and Geologic parent material is lacking in essential minerals. Humid areas suffer from high acidity and toxic levels of aluminum and iron and most arable soils are coarse, without enough clay to absorb and hold moisture. This presentation also explain on Latosols process, the process of turning Latosols into arable land requires extensive treatments to reduce acidity and trace metals.