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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.

Your mental strength will be tested

Dua la kuku halimpati mwewe is Swahili proverb for ”A chicken's prayer doesn't affect a hawk”

African hunter, at one time or another, your mental strength will be tested

As Martin Luther King, Jr. said  “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The African proverb teaches thst standing strong in the face of controversy, remembering adversity is another way to measure the greatness of a person.

Swahili proverb

At one time or another, your mental strength will be tested African Proverb

If we believe in ourselves then we realize that wavering on our principles and standards would be harmful to our mental and physical selves. 

In addition, if we love ourselves, we certainly want what is best for ourselves. this is not being self-centered this is realizing you matter. people want to make you change your stand on your principles and values are taking you into a dangerous place trying to change the very definition of what is normal thereby changing the definition of moral self-preservation.  

But we absolutely should not help them in their destructive task on this issue or on any issue that affects our spirituality and our soul connectedness.

It is simply not what the African proverb a chicken’s prayer does not affect a hawk teaches us to behave during difficult times when morality is tested. 

 Dua la kuku halimpati mwewe is Swahili proverb for A chicken's prayer doesn't affect a hawk. 

Swahili proverb


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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