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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain

Paying the Piper African Proverb

Paying the Piper African Proverb


If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain is an African Proverb. The African culture expresses wisdom in an interesting way through proverbs.



If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain 
- African Proverb



More quotes and wise sayings about paying the piper



With lies, you may get ahead in the world — but you can never go back.




There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.


Your life may be the only Bible some people read.


Before you begin on the journey of revenge, dig two graves.


A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.


Who lies for you will lie against you.


Who lies for you will lie against you.

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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