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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.

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Dark Storms Make Bright Sunrises African Proverbs

Sunrise African proverbs from the ancestors reminding us every sunrise brings the hope of a peaceful day. Sunrise African proverbs remind the world darkest battle, the darkest storm will always give way to the brightest sunrise.

Sunrise African proverbs from the ancestors reminding us every sunrise brings the hope of a peaceful day.


Think about the blessings that surround us, not the ones we are denied.

Sunrise in Nairobi, Kenya

Times for sunrise and sunset in Kenya will not differ much all over the year. The reason is the only fair proximity to the equator. Seven African countries are on both sides of the Equator. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, and Uganda.

In Kenya, the summer the sun moves slightly to the north and in the winter slightly back to the south, but without much change in the distance. With up to approximately 12:10 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June, a night in Nairobi lasts almost 12 hours.

The sun in Nairobi rises between 6:10 a.m. and 6:52 a.m. (anti meridian). The Sunset can be observed about 6:23 p.m. and 6:53 p.m. (post meridian) each evening depending on the time of year.

More African Proverbs from the motherland.

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  5. Having Faith African Proverbs

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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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