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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.

You are not alone African proverb

African Proverb lesson.

 
African Proverb No Man is an Island

African proverb meaning is no one is truly alone; everybody needs somebody to rely on. We never do things in our own strength alone, the knowledge came from our ancestors and our family and friends and mentors still with us here on earth. 

Because of this we stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us we stand on the shoulders of those who have pave the way for our lives today. We pay homage to the Known and unknown ancestors brilliance and sacrifice.

More African proverb lessons from the ancestors about never truly being alone.

A climbing plant with tendrils cannot grow on its own without the support of a tree.

One hand alone cannot wash the body.

A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.

Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.

One should either become a pillar or lean against one.

If generously shared, a flea can be bitten twice.

The head that touches the ground a birth, will not fail to touch the ground at death.

One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself.

The neck does not recognize that the head is heavy.

Men’s ideas helped to locate the snake.

One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself.

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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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