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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.

Why Roosters Crow At Dawn African Folklore

Ever wonder why roosters crow with the coming of dawn? The African folklore story Why Roosters Crow at Dawn explains the origins of the first cockcrow and dawn.

The African folklore story Why Roosters Crow at Dawn explains the origins of the first cockcrow and dawn.
Why Roosters Crow At Dawn African Folklore.

Why Roosters Crow At Dawn African Folklore


Long ago, when our ancestors first came into this world, there was a bitter and violent dispute going on between Day and Night. Who was the more important, was their dispute.

Day and Night deferred the question to the people of a village nearby. The people decided in favor of Night, hoping that Night would live up to the decision about his importance, and becomes Day, and light would always be present.

The decision angered Day, and it left the country for a distant land. So it was always dark here.

The people called unto Night, and said, "Since it is your fault Day left us, you must give us light!" Night tried, but failed.

The people went to a witchdoctor and she told them to send for Rooster and tell him he was to seek out Day, and tell Day that the people were wrong, he was much more important than Night.

Rooster begged Day to come back and says, "Great Day, the people now agree that you were in the right and we beg you to return at once, it is fitting that I announce you’re coming each dawn at your first ray of light!"

Rooster kept his promise, went up a hill and crowed the coming of day every morning until the end of time.




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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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