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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Silly in love African Proverbs

Silly in love African Proverbs

Love can change a person, one greedy for love makes himself playful and is silly in love.

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Silly in love African Proverbs

You cannot make someone love you, people who are on the verge of death by love do not hear the drum beat.

African Proverbs

By Chic African Culture

You must not fool yourself, after being fooled once, one should be wary so they cannot be fooled again.

Constant dropping wears away the stone.

The greatest crime in a desert is to find water and keep silent about it.

One half of the world laughs at the other.

What is enough was never little.

  Lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.

Lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.

To wait is not to tremble.

To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap. After mischance everyone is wise.

The good looking fruit could be rotten inside. 

 The good looking fruit could be rotten inside.

A honey tongue and a foul heart leads to unhappiness.

What was, won't come back. When things are done with, they are done with.

Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary.

Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary.

Who doesn't appreciate the little does not deserve the big.

A bird sits on a tree it likes.

A sweet potato cannot be straightened.

The ladle cannot serve anything if the pot is empty.

The conditions that one can comfortably live with, might be unacceptable to another.

The ladle cannot serve anything if the pot is empty.


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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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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