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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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Mosquirix World's First Malaria Vaccine

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Mosquirix World's First Malaria Vaccine GlaxoSmithKline has developed a malaria vaccine. GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO stated: “Today’s scientific opinion represents a further important step towards making available for young children the world's first malaria vaccine.” Mosquirix World's First Malaria Vaccine Target 6C on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is to have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.   The multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline malaria vaccine, Mosquirix™ receives a positive opinion from European regulators for the prevention of malaria in young children in sub-Saharan Africa.  Mosquirix™ RTS,S has been designed to prevent malaria caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. There are four types of human malaria: Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium falciparum. Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are the most common forms. Plasm

How many people are there in Africa?

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How many people are there in Africa? Over 1.1 billion people call Africa home Africa is the 2nd largest of the Earth's seven continents. Africa's largest country is Algeria and its smallest country is Seychelles, an archipelago off the east coast.  The smallest nation on the continental mainland is the Gambia. Africa’s largest city is Egypt's capital, Cairo with an estimated 9.2 million population.  Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and is the world's second-largest freshwater lake. Africa’s highest point is Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Point in Tanzania. People also ask: What African Countries has the most number of people? Which African Countries is the most sparsely populated? Which African Countries is the most densely populated? Which African Countries is the largest in size? Which African Countries is the smallest in size? How many people are there in Africa? Top Five African countries with the most number of people: 1.

Weeping for Thousands of Years | Crying Stone of Ilesi

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The crying stone of Ilesi, some African myths are real. The Crying Stones of Ilesi located in Kakamega County of western Kenya is about 18 miles or 30 km north of the Equator. Kakamega County is Kenya's second most populous country after Nairobi. Ilesi was so named because the word kakamega translates roughly to pinch in the Kiluhyah African language. Kakamega was used to describe how white European colonists would eat the Kenya national food dish ugali.  Dry your tears dear Ilesi To the Luhya tribe of Kakamega, who are mainly  farmers and fishers, the 131 foot or 40 meters Crying Stone of Ilesi will forever be a sacred and a revered part their everyday lives because it has supernatural powers.  The stone is a place of rituals , healing, resolution, cleansing, and sacrifice. Luhya tribe believes that when the stone cries it is a sign that good things are about to happen. When there is drought, the Luhya performs rituals t

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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