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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.

Had a Bad Day? African Proverbs to Help Soothe Your Soul

African Proverbs to calm your restless spirit when you've had a bad day.

African Proverbs to Help Soothe Your Soul

African proverbs of love and hope for a rotten day.



Nelson Mandela smiled on the outside and inside


Those who want rain must also accept the mud. - Ghanaian proverb


Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. - Malawi proverb


Those who want peace make their own peace. - Zambian proverb


Africa Seychelles St-Pierre Islet photo by Didier Baertschiger


If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping in a room with a pesky Mosquito - African Proverb


The sun does not forget a village just because it is small. - Mali proverb


However long the night, the dawn will break.  - African Proverb

Good friends photo by Georgie Pauwels

The best bed a person can sleep on is peace. - Somali proverb


Cutting off the head is not the cure for a headache. - Yoruba proverb


Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you. - African proverb


African Proverbs to Help Soothe Your Soul


African Proverbs to Help Soothe Your Soul

Have flowers and African proverbs kinda life.

African proverbs bring people together, read and study more proverbs, quotes, and sayings from the African continent.
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Proverbs are the official language of the African Nation
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Prepare the Mind for Elevation
Have flowers and African proverbs kinda life.

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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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