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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Only Place in the World Where Four Countries Meet

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Kazungula Ferry unites four corners of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe of Africa. This is the only area in the world where four countries meet. Kazungula Bridge is situated where the borders of 4 African countries meet, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The Kazungula Bridge created a link between Botswana and Zambia across the Zambezi River that flows into the famous Chobe River. Kazangula ferry engines The Kazungula public ferry or pontoon service (a flotation device able to float itself as well as a heavy load) is driven by a side mounted diesel engine, transports a few vehicles at a time across the river.  The border crossing is the only place in the world where four countries come close uniting at a quadripoint. A quadripoint is a point on the Earth that touches the border of four distinct territories. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia are believed to be a quadripoint however, the countries of Zambia,

15 Ways to Define Leadership Through African Proverbs

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Leadership is a verb; a person who guides and directs maximizing the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. Our 15 ways to define leadership through African Proverbs teaches what leadership really is and what is needed to become a superior leader. 15 Ways to Define Leadership Through African Proverbs A large chair does not make a king. - Sudanese Proverb The way a chief acts affects the entire village. - Ugandan Proverb A king cannot reign without the support of the elders. - Burundian Proverb Words of a good king do not lock all the doors; they leave the right door open. – Zambian Proverb When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. - Ugandan Proverb The best words give no food. - Rwandan Tutsi Proverb The wise chief does not eat from two sides. - Malawian Proverb He who fears the sun will not become chief. - Ugandan Proverb When a king has good counselors , his reign is peaceful. - Ghanaian Proverb When you befrie

Perfect Warrior Story

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The rooster crowing in Oma Mbala crows for Eze Okpo perfect warrior African folktale. The rooster crowing in Oma Mbala crows for Eze Okpo Perfect Warrior Igbo Story  During a time of intense fighting between clans living in Oma Mbala and Ikwuabo villages of Nigeria, the warring Igbo communities held the bravest fighter from Eze Okpo, Ezekwuabo, in high esteem. The Eze Okpo of the proverb was the fearless Ezekwuabo, a fighter who combined an ability to fight successful wars with a skillful use of charms. According to folklore, he killed one of his daughters whose parts he used in preparing a magical charm that was said to produce thick smoke in which he could move without being noticed and attack his enemies. Ezekwuabo was said to have an akpu, his personal shrine that he called akpu Ekwensu or devil's shrine, where he used to make offerings and sacrifices at the end of every successful battle. He was so feared that the

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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