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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Africa's Most Visited Cities

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Africa's Most Visited Cities Did you know South holds three of the top five most visited cities in Africa? It is not easy to identify the five most visited cities in the whole of Africa but here are our top picks. Africa top five visited cities are South Africa’s' Johannesburg, Cape Town South Africa, Cairo Egypt, Casablanca Morocco and Durban South Africa. Africa's Most Visited Cities South Africa’s' Johannesburg is Africa’s Most Visited City in 2015 according to MasterCard’s global destination power rankings. Many of Africa’s cities are changing so rapidly that they are barely recognizable when compared to what they were a decade ago. Below, in order are the t op five of Africa's Most Visited Cities. Africa's Most Visited Cities Johannesburg South Africa Johannesburg or Joburg the City of Gold has over 40 art galleries and is the hub of the fashion industry and winemaking in South Africa. The largest city in South Africa, Joha

Black Hair Neocolonialist Agenda

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Black hair has continued the survival of the colonial system into neocolonialism by promoting the terms good hair and kinky hair. Kids plats hairstyle. The hair that divides us, Africa’s cravings for weave and wigs are just as strong as it is in the USA. Neocolonialism is control through indirect means of a perceived powerless homogeneous group of people by a larger or stronger one. To date practically, every aspect of the ex-colonized society still harbors colonial influences. Hair on the surface may seem unrelated but has indeed continued survival of the colonial system by continuing to promote the terms good hair and kinky hair. Moms, daughters, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins, and friends, all may have a different opinion on the accepted way to style hair. The decision to wear natural hair whether it is Afros, dreadlocks, Nubian twists, braids means that you are outside of the norm

African Reading and Writing Stats

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Literacy rates among African adults aged 15 years and older including statistics and definitions of literacy rates by countries in Africa.  Learn about what literacy is and put literacy rates in Africa in perspective. Learning to read and write should be fundamental yet, more than 75% of the world's 781 million illiterate adults are found in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; of all the illiterate adults in the world, almost 66% are women. Secondary school Mukono Town, Uganda Nevertheless, keep in mind there are no universal definitions and standards of literacy, therefore, literacy rates in Africa are subjective. Also, Africa is the second most populous continent with about 1.1 billion people or 16% of the world’s population. Mexico, China, Eastern, and Western Europe, India, the USA, and Japan can all fit into Africa's total land area very comfortably. African countries by the literacy rate generally mean literacy also encompasses numeracy, the ability to make simp

Breast Cancer Stigma and Silence In Africa

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In many African countries, breast cancer patients face stigmas and misperceptions. As in other parts of the world; a woman who has breast cancer may be seen as less than a woman. Breast cancer stigma in Africa In Africa, a major misconception about breast cancer is the belief cancer patients brought the disease on themselves and the disease is contagious.  Other serious reasons are the lack of resources, social stigmatization, and religious beliefs can keep women from seeking help. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in Africa. The average age at which African women present with breast cancer is 35 - 45 years, 10 - 15 years earlier than their Caucasian counterparts.  Patients in Africa often present with late-stage breast cancer that has spread to other organs and is very difficult to treat. The stigma around cancer is a relatively untapped field, while much research has been done around HIV/AIDS, which is also often highly stigmatized. Breast cancer make

Tomorrow's Journey Is Prepared Today

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Learning to prepare for the journey today for tomorrow's challenges Tomorrow's journey is prepared today; education is the key to the door that unlocks the cycle of poverty.  Education is the foundation to human development and  to a bright future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Tomorrow's journey is prepared today – African Proverb A proverb is an old and common saying, a phrase or expression often repeated. Some of the proverbial phrases in common use today are very old, dating back into ancient times and many are very new dating back to a few decades old. More education proverbs, sayings, adages, phrases, and quotes. Education, social standing, political influence, and even religious profession offers no protection; wherever there is a defect in character or conduct. Tomorrow's Journey Is Prepared Today education proverbs, sayings, adages, phrases, and quotes. You should sow the seed of destiny in the soil of tr

50 Facts about Africa for Kids

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Facts about Africa Africa is a unique continent filled with history and culture. Come explore 50 of the most interesting facts about Africa and her rich traditions and civilizations. 50 Facts about Africa for Kids Help kids discover 50 interesting facts about Africa history, landmass, people, languages and wildlife facts about the continent of Africa . 50 Facts about Africa for Kids Did you know? 1. Africa and Europe are separated by less than 9 miles at the Strait of Gibraltar. 2. Africa contains the world’s largest desert, the Sahara , which makes up an area greater in size than the entire continental U.S. 50 Facts about Africa for Kids 3. Africa has 54 countries , South Sudan is the newest and Liberia is the oldest republic. 4. Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species. 5. Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent. 6. Africa is the second larges

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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