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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 Proverbs- May the ancestors impart knowledge to you

Proverbs of African people are the index of our lives.

African Proverbs- May the ancestors impart knowledge to you

Proverbs from Africa contain the essence of moral truth and practical lesson; they are drawn from real life and are generally the fruit of philosophy grafted on the stem of experience.

African proverbs express the ageless wisdom of the African culture.

Those who derive fun watching lunatics, out to have one as a child or relation to know the pains of it.
 A man who is trampled to death by an elephant is a man who is blind and deaf.
 Don't look where you fell, but where you slipped.
 One does not become great by claiming greatness.
 Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots. 

Clever sayings in the language of proverbs are passed down for generations in the African culture.

A fowl does not forget where it lays its eggs.
 The fish that can see that its water is getting shallower, cannot be stranded.
 The dog's bark is not might, but fright.
 What forgets is the ax, but the tree that has been axed will never forget.
 It is little by little that a bird builds its nest. 

African traditions express wisdom in an interesting way through proverbs cherished throughout the world.

A loose tooth will not rest until it's pulled out.
 Do a good deed and throw it into the sea.
 Time never gets tired of running.
 We are what our thinking makes us. 
A good swimmer is not safe against drowning.
African proverbs


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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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