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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

African Proverbs About Trust

African proverbs about trust represent the importance of respect and responsibility in relationships. Trust is the greatest and most important of all human virtues.



African Proverbs About Trust


The tracks of a leopard are not made by a dog  - African Proverb


African Proverbs About Trusting People
One who defames another's character, also defames their own -Nigerian Proverb


When you bite indiscriminately, you end up eating your own tail - Zulu Proverb


People may tell little lies small as a thorn but, they will grow to the size of a spear and kill you -Yoruba Proverb


You will know who you love; you cannot truly know who loves you - Nigerian Proverb


Almost doesn't fill a bowl - African Proverb

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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