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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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ℛooster and the Hen Became Friends Short Story African Folklore

Fierce Sworn Enemies Rooster and Hen Became Friends Short Story African Folklore


ℛooster and the Hen Became Friends Short Story African Folklore

Short folktale story of how enemies become friends as Rooster and Hen were fierce sworn enemies.

Rooster and the Hen Became Friends African Folklore Tall Tale explore how enemies can transform hostility into harmony.

The animals one day said to the Rooster, "Why don't you build a house for yourself?" "The audacity!" haughtily answered the Rooster. "To talk of me building a house when the trees are bare and without leaves! I did build a house at one time, but it fell down in a heap. It will be a long while before I build another!"

One day he was very hungry, and he seated himself on top of a banana stalk. Looking down from his lofty perch, he happened to see some tempting red berries in the brambles below. They looked altogether too tempting! So, without further thought, he made a dive for the tempting morsel and presently found himself caught in a snare, which some of the naughty village-boys—his sworn enemies—had laid.

It so happened that about this time the Hen came along, in search of food for her little ones. She found the Rooster held tight.in the snare, screaming, and vainly trying to free himself.

The Hen, on seeing the sorry plight the rooster was in, was moved with compassion and pity. Therefore, spreading her wings, she swung herself aloft and perched on the snare. This tore from the force of her weight, and the Rooster was freed.

Sometime after, while the Hen was busily engaged looking for worms, a hawk suddenly appeared, intent on carrying off her little chicks that were basking in the sun in front of the hut.

The Rooster, who was sitting nearby, saw the danger the little chicks were in and led them to a place of safety. After a while, the Hen returned. Then the Rooster told her what had happened, and how he had saved her children from certain death. On that day the Hen and the Rooster became intimate friends, and their friendship has not ceased even to the present day


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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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