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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Never Lend Money to a Friend African Folktale

Never Lend Money to a Friend African Folktale teaches friendships true wisdom instructs the soul that you should never lend money to a friend to that you cannot afford to lose.

Never Lend Money to a Friend African Folktale

Never Lend Money to a Friend African Folktale
As the elders say, once there was a great famine in the land, and the tortoise sat down to think of some sneaky scheme to help him in his destitute state.
Because of his planning, he went to his friends: the worm, chicken, wildcat, leopard, and hunter, and from each of them borrowed seven bags of seed. 

These he promised to pay on different days at the end of the season, telling the worm to come first for his money, the chicken next, and so on; the hunter being last.
When the time agreed upon came, the worm went to him for payment. But, the tortoise told him to wait, saying he had to go to fetch the money. So, the worm waited; and the next day the tortoise came back, followed by the chicken, whose payment was now due. 

Seeing the worm, the chicken swallowed him up, and then told the tortoise the object of his visit.
However, the tortoise told the chicken likewise to wait while he got the money; and when he returned, the wild cat came with him and devoured the chicken.
When he then asked for his money, he was told to wait, while the tortoise went out for it. This time the leopard came back with the tortoise, and he, seeing the wild cat, fell upon him and killed him, after which he explained the reason for his coming; and he, as the others had been, was told to wait, which he did in ignorance of the scheme he was so soon to fall prey.
Shortly the tortoise came back, and with him the hunter, who fired at the leopard, though he failed to kill him. Therefore, the leopard attacked him, and they fought until they both were dead.
Wicked tortoise laughed at the foolishness of his victims and chuckled, “you should not lend money to anyone, as they would try to get rid of you in order not to pay you back!”

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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