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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.

Life Can Be Unfair African Proverbs

Life Can Be Unfair African Proverbs

Bad things happen to good people African Proverbs teach how to cope.

Life can be unfair African proverbs teach us we can accept things and get on with the business of living happily even though life is unfair.

Sometimes life is just unfair African Proverbs

Life Can Be Unfair African Proverbs


Hands tell the story of Africa


A story is narrated by whoever tells it first.

A rose sometimes falls to the lot of a monkey.

If the wind blows, it enters at every crevice.

 

A monkey is only sick when the trees slide.

God does not pay weekly but pays at the end.

As you began the dance, you may pay the piper.

 

Where the bee sucks honey, the spider sucks poison.

Water from far does not quench thirsty.

A child can be punished because of his father’s faults.

 

The one you eat with is the one who digs your grave.

The past can never be changed.

A monkey does not see its ass.

 

A greedy man has his eyes on his wife’s pot.

Empty fingers are not licked.

A snake lives in a hole that it can’t dig.

 

A bird doesn’t farm but still gets food.

An old rabbit is breastfed by his children.

A bad tree destroys the field.


The one you eat with is the one who digs your grave.


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African proverbs bring people together, read and study more proverbs, quotes, and sayings from the African continent.

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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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