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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. 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.

Sankofa African Proverbs

Sankofa teaches how to productively learn from the past and developing oneself.

Learning from experiences is one of the ways in which we decide if experience may frighten us, weaken us or make us self-doubt, but it may also make us stronger. Sankofa teaches there are valuable lessons to be learned from the past.

Sankofa African Proverbs on learning from experience; knowledge is a personal characteristic that allow us to look at the past in order to see the future.

Learn from Experience African Proverbs

It is not always the one who speaks the loudest who wins the dispute.
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Learn from Experience Sankofa African Proverbs

Those who use their teeth for climbing know which trees are bitter.

It is not always the one who speaks the loudest who wins the dispute.

One who makes soup does not know what one who pounds yam experiences.

When a snail crawls, it pulls its shell along with it.

If the hand opens the door, the mouth will claim responsibility.

What is Sankofa?
Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi", “it is not taboo to go back to the past and bring forward that which is useful.”

The Sankofa word is derived from the Twi language words:
SAN (return),
KO (go),
FA (look, seek and take).

Sankofa symbolizes learn from experience and quest for knowledge based on examination and investigation of your past to learn from the good and bad experiences.

Sankofa


Sankofa African Proverbs

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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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