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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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It is well with my soul African proverbs

African proverbs teach when peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.

African proverbs teaching faith, perseverance and hopefulness, reminding us it is well with the soul.

It is with patience that one dissects a bee to see its intestines. ~ Ewe Proverb

Whatever is sugared kills, whereas that which is bitter heals ~ Kenyan Proverb

Good things are found among thorns ~ Democratic Republic of Congo

To live long is to see many things. ~ Orma Proverb

One who bathes willingly with cold water does not feel the cold. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

A lone traveler is swept away by a stream. ~ Malawi Proverb

Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between. ~ Ewe Proverb

Kneeling you eat with others, keep standing and you eat nothing. ~ Zambian Proverb

Not all knowledge is taught in school ~ Twi Proverb

The person whose feet feel the morning dew is better than the person who remains at the fireplace. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

Things of today do not relate or transfer with things of tomorrow, for tomorrow God knows. ~ Kenyan Proverb

When you are given, you should also give ~ Kenyan Proverb

It is well with my soul


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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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