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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.

Lesson Learned Through Life's Challenges African Proverb

Find Your Purpose, Master Your Path, Chichewa African Proverb

Life teaches it is the challenges that reveal your path in life; a lion is proud when walking, courageous in all it does because he believes in himself.

Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between.

Master Your Path African Proverb

Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between.

Ngakhale udzu amawoneka ngakhale, pali njira pakati. - Chichewa Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between. - English Meaning - No path in life is a smooth. Even with perfect planning and preparation, life throws you a curveball, it is just what life does. 

The question is, when life throws you a curveball, how are you going to deal with it? Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion and learn the lesson. 

If you are stubborn and refuse to face the truth of the issue, you will face the same hardships over and over again until you learn the lesson. Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between - life lessons are lessons learned along the path of life.


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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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