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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

Flamingo Bird Watching in Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park

North Africa's Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park includes one of the top places to visit in Africa for flamingo bird watching. Banc d'Arguin National Park is a protected area located on the Atlantic coast of Mauritania in West Africa. It was established in 1976 to protect the unique ecosystems of the region, which include extensive sand dunes, coastal beaches, and shallow waters that support a diverse array of marine life.   The park covers an area of approximately 12,000 square kilometers, 1.2 million hectare or 3 million acre and includes a variety of habitats, including seagrass beds, coral reefs, and sandy and rocky shores.  It is home to a wide variety of marine and bird species, including flamingos, pelicans, and terns. The park is also an important breeding ground for several species of migratory birds, including sandpipers, plovers, and terns.  During the winter months, large numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds can be found in the park's wetlands and estuar

Bail Water While It’s Still Ankle Deep

Bail water, while it’s still ankle deep, is a West African Igbo Proverb whose meaning warns us not to ignore our problems because they grow and become bigger problems over time. Bail water while it’s still ankle deep West African Igbo Proverb means leaders solve problems and stop them before they get too big. Bail Water While It’s Still Ankle Deep African Proverbs and Quotes. It happens to even the most seasoned people. You are excited to embrace new challenges and you have visualized success at the end of the road. Here is how some leaders think about problems and how you can learn to overcome them before they get too big. A positive attitude may not solve your problems -- but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Anonymous A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington All problems become smaller when you confront them instead of dodging them. – William F. Halsey Do not bother people for help without first trying to solve the pro

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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