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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.

Short African Folktale of Love and Marriage

Short African Folktale of Love and Marriage

Short African Folktale of Love and Marriage

Marriage of Tau and Oni African Folktale of love and marriage passed down from generation to generation.


Marriage of Tau and Oni African folklore of love and marriage
Love is the Pillar of the World

African Folktale Marriage of Tau and Oni 

Ayo had a most beautiful daughter Oni visited by many wealthy men asking for her hand in marriage. 

However, her father Ayo would insist he empty the river with a peanut shell before he would agree to marriage for his only daughter.  

The men always walked away in disappointment for the task was impossible, they thought Ayo to be a fool until, at last, one suitor Tau, actually tried to empty the river with a peanut shell!  

Tyo won the beautiful Oni hand in marriage for the father said: "Kdm ago tsuru baditsia tsido, He who is truly in love agrees to the impossible.” 



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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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