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Don't set sail on someone else’s star.



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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.

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Wisdom with love from your ancestors

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Don't put the key to happiness in someone else's pocket, wisdom with love African proverbs from your ancestors. African proverbs are popular short sayings created from ancestral insight hand down from generation to generation. Wise sayings in the language of proverbs have been passed down for generations in African culture. African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people. Wisdom with love from your ancestors Don't put the key to happiness in someone else's pocket. The frown on the face of the goat will not stop it from being taken to the market. To wash a donkey's tail is loss of time and soap. The disobedient fowl obeys in a pot of soup. The person who is not patient cannot eatwell-cooked dishes. The past years are in moonlight, the years to come are in darkness. Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking. Deadliest routes f

A goat in Ethiopia accidentally discovered coffee for the world

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A goat in Ethiopia accidentally discovered coffee for the world Legend has it that Kaldi, a goat herder who lived in Ethiopia, accidentally discovered coffee. Coffee was accidentally discovered by a goat One day, Kaldi observed his herd of goats chewing on red cherries from a tree he had never noticed before, after which they became energized.   After trying them himself, Kaldi brought the cherries to a local monastery, where the monks tossed them in the fire as they disapproved of the idea of using the strange fruit.  Instead of burning the beans, it actually roasted them. Those roasted beans were used to create the first coffee. Coffee Beans Growing on a Small Farm Did you know? Ethiopia currently has an estimated population of 94 million people with 15 million or 16% of the population depends on coffee for their means of income. Coffee is Ethiopia's most important cash crop and largest export commodity.   In 2001, Ethiopia's Federal Cooperativ

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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