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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.

How to Tie an African Head Wrap

How to Tie an African Head Wrap

5 Different African head wrapping styles to rock the gele African chic style!


Cute kids know how to rock African head wraps


There are countless styles of African head wrapping, it may take a couple of tries but you will be an expert in no time. 

In Africa, the head wrap worn by women for special occasions, weddings, ceremonies, burials, church services, and special celebrations, for everyday wear or as a crown.

The African head wrap draws the eye up, rather than down. African women wear head wraps as a queen wears a crown. 

The African head wrap represents far more than a piece of fabric on the head of a female. African head wraps are a common site throughout Southern and Western Africa. 

In West Africa, Nigeria, head wraps are called gele, in Malawi Duku and in Zimbabwe dhuku.

All you need is a large piece of oblong fabric or scarf and your two hands. Wrapping a headscarf is easy; just follow the steps in the video below. 



African women wear head wraps as a queen wears a crown.


How to Tie an African Head Wrap


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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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