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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Best Ten African Food Sayings Proverbs and Quotes

Food Love Quotes

The next best thing to eating food, is talking about it, the best ten African food sayings proverbs and quotes

African food sayings proverb and quote


These 10 African food sayings proverbs and quotes will give you an appreciation of African culture love for good food. Many African food proverbs have origins in rural African villages and can tell you a lot about that place.


African food sayings proverbs and quotes


Best Ten African Food Sayings Proverbs and Quotes


A palm wine tapper does not stop tapping palm wine because he once fell from the top of a palm wine tree.


An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb.


Rather a piece of bread with a happy heart than wealth with grief.


A juicy bone is useless to a dog with no teeth.


Man is like palm-wine: when young, sweet but without strength in old age, strong but harsh.


A bowl should not laugh when a calabash breaks.


A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam that his mother puts into his palm.


A fallen branch cannot bear fruits on its own.


A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten.


A person who sells eggs does not start a fight in the market.


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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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