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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. 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.

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

African Short Story Words of a Noble King

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Good King Bad King Tall Tale The good king is honorable, virtuous, wise and understanding. Throughout history, there have been good kings that lead and bad leaders that are kings. Optimism is a trait that should be more common in leaders. In this African short story tall tale folktale King Murendeni's life-long friend Gwambeni teaches words of a noble King do not lock doors but leave the right doors open.   African Short Story Words of a Noble King African Folklore, words of a noble King do not lock doors; they leave the right doors open. As the elders say, King Murendeni had a close friend Gwambeni with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life positively or negative and remarking, "This is good!" One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for afte

Top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals

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Gold Olympic Medals Africa Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Cameroon, and Nigeria are the top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals. 10 African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals How much do you know about Africa's history at the Summer Olympics Games? The 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad has been a part of Africa’s history since 1904. Also in Rio 2016, the first-ever Team Refugees will stand before the world and prove that you can succeed no matter where you're from. Top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals African Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Kenya 24 33 29 86 South Africa 23 26 27

The Center of Africa, 26 Central African Republic Interesting Facts

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The Center of Africa 26 Central African Republic Interesting Facts Interesting Facts Chic African Culture Central African Republic Learn Twenty-Six interesting facts about Africa’s Central African Republic's geography, history, climate, people, and the economy. Twenty-Six Interesting Central African Republic Facts 1. Official name République Centrafricaine. 2. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. 3. The Central African Republic is also sometimes referred to as C.A.R. Central African Republic girls 4. Largest city and capital city is Bangui. 5. Population around 4.7 million. 6. Most of the country is savanna plateau, with rain forests in the south. 7. The Central African Republic is also well known for Harmattan winds. The Harmattan wind is strongest from November to March and is a very dry and very dusty trade wind that blows from the Atlantic Ocean acro

Water Jerry cans and private water tankers

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In Africa collecting water is dangerous. What is it like to collect water in Africa? Go get two large Jerry cans, fill them with water and walk 4 miles through woods, over hills during the heat of the day. Now do this every day or your family will have no water for drinking, cooking or bathing. In extreme cases, in many cities and villages in Africa, the only times you drink water is after a 6 hour trip to collect clean water. Sounds crazy right? Nevertheless, the crazy part is that is for people or 1 in 7 across Africa the reality is day-to-day real and much harsher than either you or I could relate. These are the people spending their day looking for water and then going to bed wondering where the next cup of water will come from. Women, wives, daughters, mothers, sisters wake up at 7 a.m. before the sun gets too hot and start walking in search of clean safe water. Still walking at 8 a.m. 1 hour later, no clean water, still walking at 9 a.m. three hours later they finally get to a

Drink Camel Milk and Eat Camel Meat

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Camel meat is widely eaten in Egypt and Somalia. Camel population in Kenya, Mali and Sudan rank below Somalia which has around 5.3 million heads. Camels are big business in Somalia, with a general annual export value estimated at over $250 million. There are two species of camels, one-humped Arabian camels or dromedaries the camels of the plains; and two-humped Bactrian camels the camels of the mountains. The camel, like the cow, has a four-quartered udder. There are four teats, each having two holes. The camels are milked an average of three times a day and depending on the season, dry or rainy, the average milk production is about 5-30 liters per day.  Somalia camels raised for food, milk, and function and fashion Camels lactate for about a year and unlike cows , which store all their milk in their udders, camels keep their milk further up their bodies. Camels milk is generally opaque white. Normally it has a sweet and sharp taste, but sometimes it is salty and at times th

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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