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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.

The Man Who Knew Everything African Folklore Story

The Man Who Knew Everything African Folklore Story

Can one person know everything? In the African Folklore story of The Man Who Knew Everything, Nyeri learns a valuable lesson to listen first and then speak.



The Man Who Knew Everything African Folklore Story



Nyeri is a visitor in the village over which rules his friend King Mwangi. 


Soon Nyeri begins to find fault with things in his friends’ village: the rice-crop is not planted right, the fish-traps are made wrong, and the roofs of the huts are not strong.


One day King Mwangi has a big gathering to talk with the elders of the village. 


Nyeri also finds fault in what the King says at every turn. 


King Mwangi says to Nyeri, "My friend, when a stranger comes to a town and the people are dancing, he should learn the step before joining in, otherwise he will spoil the dance."



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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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