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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Illogical Behavior African Proverbs

African proverbs on acting irrational, unreasonable and illogical show us that illogical behavior damages the mind, body, and soul.


Illogical Behavior African Proverbs 

Illogical behavior


The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks. –African Proverb

A jealous person requires no reason to be jealous. – African Proverb

You play with fire because you have not seen it burning you. – Bemba Proverb

Denial cannot hide a fire's smoke. – Kenyan Proverb

A fool who refuses counsel will come to grief. – Zulu Proverb

When heaven is pointed out a fool only sees the tip of the finger. – Ghanaian Proverb

A thousand raps at the door, but no salute or invitation from within. - Egyptian Proverb

A man without clothes busying making himself a jacket. – African Proverb

Better to be a fat bird in the cage than a lean one in the wild. – African Proverb

He who makes a rat of himself will be eaten by the cats. - Egyptian Proverb

The unwise go into a river upon a mud boat. –African Proverb

He sits in a tub of cold water and expects it to steam. – African Proverb

Don't descend into a well with a rotten rope. – Bemba Proverb

A greedy woman snatches away a flea's hat. – Kenyan Proverb

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Prepare the Mind for Elevation

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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