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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.

Don't Let Bitterness Poison Your Family

Your ancestors are wise, speaking to you telling you not to create, or further deepen, an attitude of bitterness toward your family. 

Bitterness is one of the most destructive of human emotions. If a bitter woman takes over the house, the family she rules is doomed African proverb teaches bitterness starts out as hurt and becomes a chronic state of slow burning anger. 

Bitterness carries a high price tag. It can harness vengeful acts against loved ones that put them at risk for being hurt or victimized and possibly engulfing them in a never-ending, self-defeating cycle of bitterness.

Your ancestors are wise, speaking to you telling you not to create, or further deepen, an attitude of bitterness toward your family.

Listen to the ancestors. Everyone has ancestors, even if you do not know who they are, you can hear and feel the presence of your ancestors and they can hear and feel you.  

Bitterness, anger and grudges are first cousins.  The longer you hold onto your bitterness, the more you will sink into the negative quicksand of ever-cycling feelings of hatred and resentment. 

When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward.  

However, if you do not practice forgiveness, you might be the one who pays most dearly. By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy. Consider how forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Your ancestors are wise, speaking to you telling you not to create, or further deepen, an attitude of bitterness toward your family. Bitterness turns loved ones away from you.


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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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