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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Popular Anansi West African Folktale

Popular Anansi West African Folktale

Anansi is a popular spider character in West African Akan folktales.
Anansi is a popular spider character in West African Akan folktales. Read with your child and share wonderful popular African folktales.

Popular Anansi Folktale

One Good Meal Deserves Another


Anansi the Spider hated to share! When Turtle came to his house at mealtime, he said, "I can't give you food until you've washed your dusty feet!"


Turtle licked his lips when he saw the big plate of steaming food but politely walked to the stream to wash. When he returned, the plate was empty. "Good meal," Anansi said, patting his full stomach.


"One good meal deserves another!" said Turtle.

 
"Come to my house for dinner tomorrow."

 
Turtle fixed a fine dinner at the bottom of the river. "Come on down and eat!" he said.


Anansi filled his jacket pockets with stones so that he would be weighted down enough to stay at the river's bottom and eat. 

"It's impolite to wear a jacket to dinner!" Turtle said, "Take it off!"


But when greedy Anansi took off his jacket, he floated back up to the surface of the water and hungrily watched Turtle eat his fill!

Popular Anansi West African Folktale

More short folklore stories from Africa to make you fall in love with myths and legends again from the motherland.

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  4. One Do Wrong All Get Punished
  5. Mighty Little Hedgehog

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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