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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.

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African Countries With The Highest HIV AIDS Rates

African Countries With The Highest HIV AIDS Rates
Five countries in Southern Africa bear the heaviest burden of HIV and AIDS worldwide, accounts for more than half of all new HIV infections. Nine countries, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland (renamed the country eSwatini in April 2018), Zambia and Zimbabwe have adult HIV prevalence rates of over 10 percent.

Five African Countries With The Highest HIV AIDS Rates

Five African Countries With The Highest HIV AIDS Rates

ESwatini 27.2 percent
Lesotho 25 percent
Botswana 21.9 percent
South Africa 18.9 percent
Namibia 13.8 percent

Africa highest HIV AIDS rates of adult aged 15-49 living with HIV AIDS.

In 2016, of the estimated 6,000 new AIDS infections that occur globally each day, two out of three are in Africa below the Sahara desert with young women continuing to bear a disproportionate burden of the disease. Adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 years have up to eight-fold higher rates of HIV infection compared to their male contemporaries.

Eastern and Southern Africa is home to half the world’s population living with HIV. Today the region continues to be the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with 48 percent of the world’s new HIV infections among adults, 55 percent among children, and 48 percent of AIDS-related deaths. With 5.6 million people living with HIV 17.3 percent, Southern Africa is home to the world’s largest HIV AIDS epidemic.

At an estimated 26.9 percent, eSwatini has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world, followed by Lesotho 25 percent, Botswana 21.9 percent, South Africa 18.9 percent and Namibia 13.8 percent.

Leaders in Africa have been funneling money into their national AIDS programs. Last year alone, South Africa invested over $2 billion from public sources for its national AIDS response.

Global trends in HIV infection demonstrate an overall increase in HIV prevalence and substantial declines in AIDS-related deaths largely attributable to the survival benefits of antiretroviral treatment.

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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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