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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.

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Two youngest African billionaires

Two youngest African billionaires as Africa's number of billionaires are increasing.

Two youngest African billionaires are Mohammed Dewji, 41 and Isabel dos Santos, 43.

Africa currently has many African billionaires; Mohammed Dewji is ranked 16th and is the youngest at age 41, his current net worth is 1.4 billion. Isabel dos Santos is ranked 8th with a net worth of 3.2 billion at age 43. 

African Billionaire Mohammed Dewji

African billionaire Tanzania’s richest man and Africa’s 31st richest man Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji

African billionaire Tanzania’s richest man and Africa’s 31st richest man

Name: Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji

Net Worth: $1.4 Billion

Age: 41

Source of Wealth: Diversified

Residence: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Citizenship: Tanzania

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

Most Memorable Quote: “Every good and bad experience in life will teach you something. Choosing how to learn from your past shapes who you are today”

Tanzania'sonly African billionaire Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji is a Tanzanian businessperson, humanitarian, and former politician. Dewji retired from Tanzania's parliament in early 2015 after completing two terms. He is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s.  METL span's 31 industries in 11 countries, including businesses in agriculture, manufacturing, consumer goods, finance, mobile telephony, real estate, oil and logistics.

Coca-Cola has been in Africa for 88 years, "We're taking on Coca Cola with our own brand called Mo Cola. We're fighting Red Bull with Mo Energy Drink, and like they have Fanta - we have our own brands," said Dewji in an interview with CNNMoney March 2016. 

Dewji won the 2014 African Philanthropist of the Year award.

African Billionaire Isabel dos Santos

Africa's richest woman African billionaire Isabel dos Santos.

African billionaire and Africa's richest woman

Name: Isabel dos Santos

Net Worth: 3.1 Billion

Age: 43

Source of Wealth: Investments

Residence: Luanda, Angola

Citizenship: Angola

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

Most Memorable Quote:  “I work all the time. Seven days a week”

Isabel Dos Santos is Africa's only female African billionaire. She is the oldest daughter of Angola's longtime president. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power since 1979 and is Africa's second-longest serving head of state after Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang.

A billionaire is someone who has more than a billion dollars $1,000,000,000 in the form of property, possessions, or dollars, pounds, or other monetary units.Isabel dos Santos owns a 25% stake in Unitel, Angola’s first private mobile phone operator, 42% of a bank, Banco BIC and is a major shareholder in several other large companies in Angola and Portugal. In October 2015, four members of the European Parliament publicly called for an investigation into her investments in Portugal.

Angola is Africa’s top oil producer; June 2016, her father appointed her the head of Sonangol, Angola's state oil firm. Despite the scandal of nepotism, African billionaire dos Santos in December 2016 stated her intention to remain with Sonangol oil even after her father retires as Angola’s President after the 37-year rule in 2018.

Isabel dos Santos says Sonangol will be split into three separate units; exploration and production, logistics and a division that handles Sonangol’s concessions to international oil companies. In November 2015, the BBC named Isabel dos Santos as one of the 100 most influential women in the world.

Did you know A billionaire is someone who has more than a billion dollars $1,000,000,000 in the form of property, possessions, or dollars, pounds, or other monetary units.

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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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