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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.

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Shoplifting Dog Tall Tale African Folklore

Shoplifting Dog Never Learns From His Mistakes African Folklore

Tall Tale Folklore of Dog and Goat who are convicted of crimes and are given punishments but do not learn their lessons and offend again and again.


Shoplifting Dog Tall Tale African Folklore


Shoplifting Dog Never Learns From His Mistakes African Tall Tale Folklore

Dog and Goat are travelling together. Whenever they come to a town, they slip in and steal some food to eat. Goat loves to steal and eat cassava; Dog, loves to steal and eat any type of meat.

On finding them, the people of the town beat them with big clubs, and drive them out of town for stealing. Goat never opens his mouth, but Dog always howls loudly.

Finally, Goat loses patience with Dog, and asks, "Why do you howl every time you are beaten?"

Dog answers, "Because it hurts me!"

Goat says, "The beatings mean nothing and do not hurt me! I intend to steal again!” But, if the beatings hurt you, why don't you stop stealing!"


Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art form of the African Community.


Time and effort must be given to becoming an African folklore storyteller, just as any artist must give time and effort to developing their skill.


African folklore is as old as Africa herself with a deep appreciation for antiquity expressed in artistic form.

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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