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

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Fighting for Land, Oil, and People of Western Sahara

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Fighting for Land, Oil, and People of Western Sahara Africa's Western Sahara fight for freedom has been a 40 year battle with no resolution in sight. The disputed territory is on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco , Mauritania , and Algeria .  Fighting for Land, Oil, and People of Western Sahara Western Sahara has a population of around 554 thousand people. After Spain withdrew from Western Sahara in 1976, Morocco seized the area in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal. War broke out in the same year due to the Frente Polisario people's party  contesting Morocco's self-proclaimed rule over the territory.  Since 1979, the Frente Polisario has been recognized by the United Nations as the representative of the people of Western Sahara. The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic led by President Mohamed Abdelaziz is in exile in Algeria. About 95,000 Sahrawi refugees continue to be sheltered in camps in Tindouf, Algeria, which has housed Sahrawi ref

Short African Folklore Story Have Common Sense Before Acting

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Short African Folklore Story Have Common Sense Before Acting This short African folklore story explains do not believe all you hear. Leopard Boils his Mother's Teeth Short African Story teaches to have common sense before acting. Even very smart people sometimes lack common sense, but in this Short African Story, Leopard has no sense by literally believing everything Gazelle says. Leopard had no common sense Short African Folklore Story Have Common Sense Before Acting So the elders say, one day a Gazelle bought some corn at the market, and while he was boiling them at home, the Leopard paid him a visit and asked him: "Sister Gazelle, what are you cooking on the stove?" The Gazelle replied, "I am boiling my mother's teeth." "Really!" exclaimed the Leopard "let me taste them." So the Gazelle gave him some of the cooked corn, and the Leopard thought the food so good that he went home and pulled out all his mother's

Accept Your Body African Proverbs

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Accept your body African proverb lesson is similar to the sculpture Bronskvinnorna or The Women of Bronze in Växjö, Sweden. The sculpture is a visual of body dysmorphic disorder when you have a distorted body image, any part of your body, and see yourself as ugly and disfigured obsessing over your appearance. The Bronskvinnorna sculpture is a reaction to the accelerating body fixation of our time and reminds us to be proud of ourselves and that all people have equal value. Many of us go through life feeling less than loving toward our own bodies. We believe we are not attractive enough, flawed in one way or another. Learning to accept, appreciate, and even love every aspect of our bodies African proverbs teach us we are free to enjoy richer, more intimate relationships when we first love ourselves. Accept Your Body African Proverbs You will then learn your measure, when you spend a night with yourself. Look at a person’s deeds, not whether they are tall or short. One can be k

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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