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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Official Dates of African Independence

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Listing of African independence dates from colonization as well as information about independence from which foreign powers. Education is the key that unlocks any door African independence took place mainly in the 1960s. African Independence From Colonization Official Dates A Algeria  After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950's to achieve independence in 1962. Angola  In 1483 Portuguese arrive at then Luanda; Portuguese is the official language of Angola. B Benin Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975. Botswana Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, upon independence in 1966 changed its name to Botswana. Burkina Faso Formerly Upper Volta achieved independence from France in 1960 changed its name to Burkina Faso. Burundi In 1962, Urundi is separated from Ruanda-Urundi and becomes an independent kingdom

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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