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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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20 Troubles at Home African Proverbs

20 Troubles at Home African Proverbs Twenty Troubles at Home African Proverbs

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During this life, hard times are certain to happen; sometimes it can be quite easy to spot trouble at home but most often not. Some issues of trouble at home are fighting, being neglected, unappreciated, or feeling scared. The range of human pain is far-reaching, but these 20 African Proverbs from the Ancestors offer a place of true comfort and understanding.

Twenty Troubles at Home African Proverbs

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Missing home, Democratic Republic of the Congo displaced woman

Peace reigns where there is truthiness while war is the fruit of lies.

A child will be punished because of his father’s faults.

Respect the bowl that feeds you.

When quarrels persist, silence is the best solution.

The face is not the heart.

A person who gives you a little is better than the one who promises you.

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Music is a gift

Wisdom is not acquired through the number of years.


An old man who is not visited in the village has no importance in that village.

The one you eat with is the one who digs your grave.

If you like a chicken, like its chicks too.

The roaring of a lion frightens all animals in the forest.

Words are the marriage itself.

When the head is drunk, all decisions are questioned.

A blind person cannot assist another blind person to walk.

Poor dancing does not destroy love.


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Dance in the name of love Africa

Eyes have no borders.

A tree is straightened while it is still young.

A wound that you made yourself should not hurt you.

A tree that cannot bend breaks.

A sweet speech pulls out the snake from its hole.

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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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