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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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Get to Know the Victims of the Ebola Outbreak

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Ebola victim Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan was a leader who died unselfishly battling the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Get to Know the Victims of the Ebola Outbreak Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan  "Dr. Khan was an extremely determined and courageous doctor who cared deeply for his patients," Doctors Without Borders said in a statement.  Ebola usually kills 90% of those infected by the disease, but the death rate in the Ebola outbreak in the African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has dropped to approximately 60% because of early treatment thanks to dedicated doctors like the late Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan.  Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan studied at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone (USL). He graduated with a Bachelors in Medicine and a Bachelors in Surgery (MBChB) in 2001.  As a young Tropical Medicine/Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Khan was recruited as a Medical Officer at the D

Water Stress and Rainmakers in Malawi Africa

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Water Stress in Malawi  Most of the African continent is semi-arid and hence prone to extreme variations in rainfall from year to year. The extreme droughts that have plagued the Sahel and eastern Africa are particularly well known. The African continent is home to over one billion people, most of whom reside in semi-arid, drought-prone regions. The West African Sahel is infamous for the extreme droughts that began in the late 1960s and took a tremendous toll on the food-insecure population.  More recently the world's attention has been focused on the extreme droughts of eastern Africa. The drought of 2011 produced famine conditions in Somalia, where tens of thousands died of malnutrition; some 11 million in eastern Africa faced severe food shortages.  Devastating floods have also occurred. Of great concern is the projection that Africa may be the continent most impacted by climate change and that droughts could become more intense and frequent in some areas.  Such a change appears

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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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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