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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.

You become wise when you begin to run out of money

African proverbs on being wise, humble and sensible

African proverbs on being wise, humble and sensible. African Proverbs are one of the oldest wise sayings revered the world round. Proverbs teach us to worry less and love more, listen to good advice and take responsibility for our actions. African proverbs show us how to accept change and understand ourselves.


You become wise when you begin to run out of money ~ Ghanaian Proverb
You become wise when you
begin to run out of money ~ Ghanaian Proverb

African proverbs on being wise, humble and sensible



Leading a race does not mean that you will win it. ~ Bemba Proverb



Optimism leads to riches and pessimism leads to poverty. ~ Kenyan Proverb



It is survival, not bravery that makes a man climb a thorny tree. ~ Ugandan Proverb

 

One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself. ~ Boran Proverb


If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom ~ Nigerian Proverb

A climbing plant with tendrils cannot grow on its own without the support of a tree. ~ Oromia Proverb


Even the lion will eat grass if he is starving ~ Ndebele Proverb


You become wise when you begin to run out of money ~ Ghanaian Proverb



One should either become a pillar or lean against one. ~ Kenyan Proverb




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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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