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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

African Immigrants are a Lucrative Business

African illegal immigrants are a lucrative business bringing billions of dollars to governments, business, human smugglers and individuals.

Men, women and children line up on a Somalia beach to board the boats that will take them across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

African Immigrants are a Lucrative Business

April 2015, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed a multimillion dollar deal with Israel to host its Eritrean and Sudanese African

More than 1,800 people are feared to have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2015 so far - a 20-fold increase on the same period in 2014. 

Italy received more than 170,000 of the 2014 arrivals, large numbers of which were from Syria and Eritrea. Egypt's ambassador to the United Kingdom warned of boats full of terrorists if the international community does not act against human smugglers, while the Italian government has expressed fears of militants infiltrating the boats, while emphasizing that the boats are a humanitarian crisis. 

However, experts have cautioned that it is difficult to verify the threat without evidence. Israel is set to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers estimated to be over 50,000 to countries in Africa including Rwanda and Uganda under a new policy which has been greatly criticized by human rights defenders. 

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said that Israel planned to return the immigrants to their countries of origin but some refused citing danger to their lives. About 60,000 people are estimated to have tried to cross the Mediterranean this year with the aid of human smugglers, fleeing conflict and poverty. 

Since the 2011 uprising, Libya has been without a stable government, and the chaos has allowed human smuggling trafficking networks to thrive. Ikenna Azuike hosts What’s Up Africa a show produced by RNW. Nearly 50,000 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers are in Israel, video blog satirist Ikenna Azuike humorously points out the irony that huge amounts of money are being made from their plight and not just from people traffickers.

How much do smugglers charge? Africa's people smugglers charge $200 - $700 per person; the average amount earned a year in sub-Saharan Africa is around $760 per year.

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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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