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Did you know?

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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

African Proverb About Winning Through Adversity

Proverbs Teach

African proverbs teach us about tough life lessons and when seeds of hardship are planted, the new growth is healthier and more plentiful. African proverbs explain the more challenging the hard times, the more valuable will be the lessons.

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African Proverb About Winning Through Adversity

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African Proverbs

If you make friends with the boatman in the dry season, you will be the first to cross when the rains come and the tide is high – African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors – African Proverb

Once water has been spilled, it cannot be scooped back up - African Proverb

African proverbs explain the more challenging the hard times, the more valuable will be the lessons.

Smooth Seas Do Not Make Skillful Sailors, learn the lessons your ancestors are communicating with you and take to heart the African Proverbs about winning through adversity.

More African proverbs to learn from

The tree does not fall at the first stroke.

He is rich enough who owes nothing.

The fool who is silent passes for wise.

The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.

Scratch people where they itch.

None so busy as those who do nothing.

The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.

Bad watch often feeds the wolf.

The tree does not fall at the first stroke. African Proverb


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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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