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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.

Life lessons Cameroonian Proverbs

Life lessons Cameroonian Proverbs Life lessons Cameroonian proverbs.

Cameroon is slightly larger than the US state of California with a large youth population, more than 60% under the age of 25. Despite its youth, Cameroonians believe ancestral proverbs are the expression of ancestors that contain time-tested wisdom, truth, lessons, and advice.

 
Cameroon is slightly larger than the US state of California with a large youth population, more than 60% under the age of 25.
Going for a walk in Cameroon 


Life lessons Cameroonian proverbs

The one who travels knows more than the one who studies.
 
The weight of something is felt by the one carrying it.
 
A chicken is heavy when the journey is long.
 
A person that does not listen to advice will be left alone to find their own solution to where they are going.
 
A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.
 
Never spoil the air where you sleep.
 
A village is good when one is passing by. A flexible hand cannot easily break.
 
A lion that wants to eat you does not look at your size.
 
The sweetness of something depends on the eater.
 
A man turns in his bed but not on his words.

A lazy man has the energy to eat but not to work.
 
A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.
A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.

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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