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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.

I got work to do pics of Africa

Working to Live, Living to Work, Photos tell a story about Africa.

A hand that's dirty with honest labor is fit to shake with a King.

A hand that's dirty with honest labor is fit to shake with a King.

I got work to do pics of Africa

Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture


Kameru preparing a meal for her family in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon.

Small family business selling meat


A villager hollows out a canoe with an adze. The canoe is hollowed next to the water to test the buoyancy. By periodically launching the boat the canoe-builder can judge where it is best to remove material for an even-keel. The shape of the canoe gives stability and permits propulsion.


Woman carrying cassava, Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Woman carrying cassava, Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The shape of the canoe gives stability and permits propulsion.


Ugwono Pauline plants Gnetum (okok) in the village of Minwoho, LekiƩ, Center Region, Cameroon.


Ugwono Pauline plants Gnetum (okok) in the village of Minwoho, LekiƩ, Center Region, Cameroon.

Jean Mombombi Nyangue a fisherman on the Congo River, Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fishing with a net

Son of the soil, a small family farmer working harvesting grapes.


Son of the soil, a small family farmer working harvesting grapes.


Madou (foreground) a 14 year old farmer and Zakari a 23 year old farmer are making bricks to sell, Sibi village, Burkina Faso.

Farmers in Afy

A charcoal maker in Nyimba district, Zambia, holds up a piece of charcoal.


Making charcoal in Ghana

Gold mining in Tamiougou just south of Kongoussi. A gold miner pans the crushed ore to find gold. Burkina Faso.

Gold mining in DRC

Words to remember about about honest labor


Words to remember about about honest labor

Promise little and do much. 
Words are mere bubbles of water; deeds are drops of gold. 
A hand that's dirty with honest labor is fit to shake with a King.

Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking.

  1. African Country Names Your Saying Wrong
  2. What do Waist Beads Symbolize in Africa?
  3. About African Healers and Witchdoctors
  4. Hurricanes are Angry African Ancestors
  5. Highest Temperature and Lowest Temperature in Africa
  6. About African Night Running


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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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