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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.

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Battling the enemy from within is the greatest challenge in life; you can be your biggest supporter or your worst critic. It is not who you are that holds you back, it is who you think you are not.


Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?


Battling the enemy from within is the greatest challenge in life; you can be your biggest supporter or your worst critic.

People can influence not just the quality of your life but also the length of it; choose who guides you in life wisely.




[Read More African Proverbs]

On a fool’s beard, the barber learns to shave.

Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping lion.

To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap.

After mischance everyone is wise.

The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind.

One half of the world laughs at the other.
A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.

He does a good day’s work that rids himself of a fool.

He who rides on the giant’s shoulders sees further than he who carries him.

What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave.

One half of the world laughs at the other.

What is enough was never little.

A friend is known in the time of need.

There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.

Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.

A fine cage won’t feed the bird.

For the last-comer the bones.

Unstringing the bow does not cure the wound.

The eagle does not hunt flies.

The tree does not fall at the first stroke.





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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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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