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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.

African Countries and IMF Dates of Membership

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African Countries and IMF Dates of Membership Nations labeled as developed currently control approximately 52.81% of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) voting strength while having less than one-fourth of the world population by 2050. Each member country has 250 basic votes plus 1 additional vote for each share of capital equivalent to US $100,000 subscribed. IMF in Nigeria 2011 About The World Bank and International Monetary Fund voting system in Africa. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund voting system is complex at best where the number of people in a country does not equal proportional representation of the average person. Established in 1944, The World Bank began operations in 1946 headquartered in Washington, D.C. Lead by Jim Yong Kim since 2012, the Board of Executive Directors elects the President for a five-year, renewable term. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank differ from most public international organization

Growing Berries in South Africa

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Types of berries and growing berries in South Africa. The Koo Valley is well known for its densely planted fruit tree orchards and a brand of canned fruit in South Africa that bears its name. The Koo valley lies between the Long and Waboomsberge mountains in Western Cape, South Africa. Lush farmlands arealso well known for Cape Wine lands and the famous picturesque road of Rooihoogte Pass or R318 that passes along the full length of the Koo valley. The Eastern Cape Berry Corridor hopes to become the largest blueberry producers by 2020. Thornhill Farms in Amathole spearhead the Eastern Cape berry corridor, which is one of the seven districts of Eastern Cape Province.   Fruit and berries grown in Koo valley, the berry corridor or your own home garden are a delicious treat packed with vitamins, fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Below are some common berries grown in South Africa . Blueberry Sweet, juicy blue

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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