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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Hope in the Human Heart African Proverbs

African proverbs about hope teach us hope is wanting something to happen and believing it could happen. But, what happens when you are tired of hoping? 


You may believe hope has falsely presented itself as a beacon of light in a storm, allowing you to dream and think things will get better. So why hope? Hope allows people to believe who are currently in a dark place that the sun will eventually rise and the world is not a perpetual night. African proverbs about hope make known to us that there is more to life than what we see, hear, feel or taste. African proverbs on hope show us the four-letter word, hope,  is a necessary part of the human design.




Hold on to hope African Proverbs




Hold on to hope African Proverbs


While there is life, there is hope.

A little hope each day can fill the rivers to overflowing.

Hope is the pillar of the world.

If you are rich in hope do not make a baboon your friend.

Where there is hope there is no darkness.


More African sayings, quotes and proverbs


He who waits for dead men's shoes is in danger of going barefoot.
Going into a river upon a mud horse.
Better old clothes than a naked ass.
Better a chicken in the kitchen than a wild boar in the forest.
Better a bare foot than none at all.
Better are small fish than an empty dish.
A loose tooth and feeble friend are equally bad.
A mittened cat was never a good hunter.
He steals oil from one home in order to light a lamp in another.


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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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