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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.

Five African Proverbs on Foolproofing Your Life


Foolproofing Your Life
Five African proverbs on foolish, pointless, silly, inane, weak of mind, actions of unwise people.

Here are 5 African proverbs on foolproofing your life.


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The world is filled with demanding people. It is impossible to avoid them. Nevertheless, as the ancestors say, the best way to deal with fools is by not dealing with them at all.


5 African proverbs on foolproofing your life.

A parasite cannot live alone.  ~ African Proverb
A parasite cannot live alone.  ~ African Proverb

One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.  ~ African Proverb
One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.  ~ African Proverb

The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off. ~ African Proverb
The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off. ~ African Proverb

Silence is the best answer to the unwise.  ~ African Proverb
Silence is the best answer to the unwise.  ~ African Proverb

The fool always has an answer on the tip of his tongue.  ~ African Proverb
The fool always has an answer on the tip of his tongue.  ~ African Proverb


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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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