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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.

Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore

Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore Story

As the African Folklore Hiding From Hard Work teaches us, there is nowhere to hide when a parent gives you chores to do.

People hide from hard work for many reasons. As the African Folklore Hiding From Hard Work teaches us, there is nowhere to hide when a parent gives you chores to do.


Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore



A son said to his father one day, “I am tired of hard work! I will hide, and you will not be able to find me!" 


The father replied, "Oh! You lazy boy? Hide wherever you like but I will find you!" and then the father went on to work.


The son saw a three kernel peanut, and changed himself into one of the kernels; a fowl coming along picked up the peanut and swallowed it; and a wild cat caught and ate the fowl; and a dog met, chased, and ate the cat. 


After a little time the dog was swallowed by a python, that, having eaten its meal, went to the river and was snared in a fishing net.


The father went to look at his fishing nets and on pulling one to the water’s surface; he found a large python in it. He opened the python and saw a dog inside, in which he found a cat, and on opening that he discovered a fowl, from which he took the peanut, and breaking its shell he there revealed his son.


The son was so surprised that his father found him he never tried again to hide from his father.


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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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