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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.

Suffering in Silence It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man

Suffering in Silence African Proverbs

Suffering in Silence African proverb


People quietly drown only a few strokes away from help because of pride and fear. Silent people can be dangerous, suffering alone is dangerous, and despair is more destructive than physical illness.

African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people.


African proverbs teach us the smartest people have drowned in calm waters. Drowning in negative thoughts and emotions, the deepest waters have the smoothest surfaces but move very fast and are tumultuous on the underneath.




African proverb silent water kills

It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man African proverb


More quotes and wise sayings about pride


Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening. - Unknown


Be mindful of humility: the gale that breaks the pine does not bruise the violet. - Austin O'Malley


A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. - Benjamin Franklin


It was not until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know." - W. Somerset Maugham


Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm S. Forbes



Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves

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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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