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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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What About the Ebola Vaccine

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The Ebola-vaccine was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, licensed to NewLink Genetics, who in turn licensed it to Merck and Co Inc.  The Ebola-vaccine works by replacing a gene from a harmless virus known as vesicular stomatitis virus with a gene encoding an Ebola virus surface protein. The Ebola-vaccine does not contain the live Ebola virus. The trial Ebola-vaccine was named Ebola ├ža Suffit, French for Ebola that's enough. The early trials of the VSV-EBOV NewLink Genetics and Merck Vaccines USA in Conakry, Guinea are 100% effective states researchers. More than 11,500 people have died from Ebola since the epidemic began in Guinea in December 2013. An Ebola-vaccine developed in record time has proved highly effective against the deadly virus in a large trial in Guinea and could now be used to help end a vast outbreak in West Africa, researchers said on Friday July 31, 2015. The first person to receive the trial Ebola-vaccine in Guinea was Mohamed Soum

How Many Lions Are Killed Every Year in Africa

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Tourist hunters in Africa kill around 105,000 animals per year, including around 640 elephants, 3,800 buffalo, 600 lions, and 800 leopards. Cecil the lion Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allegedly lured Cecil out of Hwange National Park which is a protective reserve in Zimbabwe; shot Cecil the lion with a bow, tracked Cecil for 20-40 hours, killed him then skinned and beheaded the 13-year-old lion pride master.   Zimbabwe started extradition proceedings and hopes the U.S. will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's environment minister. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are also investigating the circumstances of Cecil the lion's death.  Cecil was collared and part of Oxford University conservation study, and after the kill the GPS tracking collar was destroyed. Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to hunt the lion with a crossbow near Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe authoriti

When the World is Against You African Proverbs

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When the World is Against You African Proverbs African proverbs to help remember that a happy life is up to you; and even when trouble comes your way, what is important is not the problem, but how you respond. The African proverbs, which wise people have spoken on a vital topic, to understand life, even when you do not can never fail to rate our respect, and African proverbs will prove helpful to us, and led by a pearl of higher wisdom if we choose to listen. African proverbs help to understand life, even when you don't Don't expect the same results from the things that look alike. A stranger cannot know the secret paths of the village. Around a flowering tree are many insects. Tomorrow is pregnant and no one knows what she will give birth to. A fool is a wise man's ladder. The frog enjoys himself in water but not in hot water. Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between. A clear conscience is more valuable than wea

About Chinua Achebe Book Things Fall Apart Proverbs

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About Chinua Achebe Book Things Fall Apart Proverbs About Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe was christened at birth Albert Chinualumogu Achebe in an Igbo village in the African country of Nigeria. Things Fall Apart is written in Proverbs intertwined between two tragic stories. Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart Proverbs About Chinua Achebe Book Things Fall Apart Proverbs The Igbo are the second largest group of people in Igboland Nigeria living mainly in the southeastern area of the country. Proverbs are important to people of Africa and the world. African proverbs communicate timeless wisdom and insight about truth and sincerity, kindness and wickedness and wisdom and foolishness. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born November 16, 1930, in the Igbo town of Ogidi, Nigeria and died March 21, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a Nigerian novelist acclaimed for his unsentimental depictions of the social and psychological disorientation accompanying the imposition of Wester

Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

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The seven Natural Wonders of Africa are Mount Kilimanjaro, The Red Sea Reef, Okavango Delta, Sahara Desert, The Nile River, Serengeti Migration and Ngorongoro Crater. Three of the seven natural wonders of Africa are in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro Seven Natural Wonders of Africa Three of the seven natural wonders of Africa are in Tanzania . The New Seven Natural Wonders of Africa were announced in Arusha, Tanzania in February 2013. Lioness roars in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania  Votes were cast from around the world for the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa by photographers, conservation experts, museums , authors, researchers, environmentalists, travel tourism experts, and government, NGO's and private specialists.  The President and the founder of the Texas US-based not for profit New Seven Wonders is Dr. Philip Imler. According to Natural Wonders Website, votes we

Playing Baseball in Africa

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Africa baseball facts begin with playing baseball in Uganda Africa. Lugazi Uganda Little League baseball team is bringing baseball in Africa to the World stage by competing in the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series. The fact that Africa earned a spot on one of baseball's highest stages is no surprise to Africa. Playing Baseball in Africa Lugazi Uganda Little League  in action  playing the game they love, baseball Baseball among Americans more than any other sport is a national pastime; playing baseball in Africa is slowing becoming a Ugandan field of dreams. Competing in Little League baseball’s Middle East and Africa Region in 2012, Uganda became the first African country to travel and compete in the Little League World Series.  In 2015 Lugazi Uganda Little League team played hard on the baseball field and made it to the World Series again. Lugazi Uganda Little League team won the Europe and Africa Region Championship (MEA), earning a right to compete in the 6

Africa Solar Powered Internet Schools

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Kenya's Samsung Solar Powered Internet Schools Program provides a technology-rich learning environment. Samsung Solar Powered Internet School in Kenya, Africa Sub-Saharan African governments have combined political will with positive action to get girls and boys into school and provide them with a quality education .  The benefits of investing in education in the region are evident and the results are tangible. There is still a very long way to go, 30 million of the world's 58 million out-of-school, primary age children live in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Education is critical for development and helps lay the foundations for social well-being, economic growth and security, gender equality and peace. Prosperous countries depend on skilled and educated workers. African Solar Powered  Internet Schools ribbon cutting Every child has the right to

Winter Time in Africa Let's Build a Snowman in Africa

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Snowman weather in Africa Africa has many ski resorts since snow falls regularly over parts of Africa. Frosty the snowman would happy in Africa. Winter Time in Africa Let's Build a Snowman in Africa It is winter time in Africa. Skiing, snowboarding, and building a snowman in the South African winter months of June, July and August is a common event. Fashionable African Snowman It is a common misconception that Africa is hot all the time. In the winter months of June, July, and August, snowfall is common in towns in South Africa.  There is a long-standing African feud over snow and ice; Sutherland is considered to be the consistently coldest town in South Africa with temperatures going well below freezing throughout the winter. However, Buffelsfontein Farm in Cape Town South Africa holds the official lowest temperature record in the country of 0 °F.  This feud is a long-standing controversy to South African Sutherland and

Warriors and Bare Hands Wrestling

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Mbeurkatt is the Wolof word for a wrestler, wrestling is a very popular national sport in Senegal. The traditional sport of Senegalese wrestling is a grassroots that started from the villages versus global, football handed down from the colonial authorities. The mighty Senegalese wrestler Tyson Tyson was the innovator of Senegalese bling Rockstar wrestling from 1995 to 2002. Senegalese wrestlers fight with bare hands and without any protection however in traditional wrestling there is no punching, kicking or striking. Senegalese wrestling does not traditionally allow striking blows with the hands but since the 1990’s it is standardized with the Lutte Traditionnelle Sans Frappe and Lutte Traditionnelle Avec Frappe for the striking version. Traditional Senegalese wrestling was designed to measure the strength of men and designate the champion of the village. Mbeurkatt is the Wolof word for wrestler Warriors and Bare Hands Traditional Wrestling in Africa. Senegalese wrestling p

Circus Mama Africa Snake Man of the African Circus

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Circus Mama Africa Snake Man of the African Circus Circus Mama Africa Snake Man of the African Circus Tanzania has a long storied history of a thriving Acrobatics culture, December 2013 Circus Mama Africa appeared on Broadway with the show Umlingo under the direction of Winston Ruddle also known as Papa Africa the father of the African Circus. Top photo:  Winston Ruddle is also known as Papa Africa Middle and bottom photos: Circus Mama Africa Performances  Acrobatics is the performance of amazing acts of balance, speed, flexibility, and motor coordination. Tanzania has a long storied history of a thriving Acrobatics culture.  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in particular contains countless acrobatics clubs across the city. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's capital city and the largest city in the East African country. Just like many cities throughout Africa, festivals are important cultural events, most future acrobatics were inspired by acrobats performing in different festivals.  So

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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