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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. 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.

Your Attitude African Proverbs

In life attitude is everything, read your attitude African Proverbs

As the ancestors say, if you really want to be happy, be happy. Your number one mission in life is to create and maintain a positive attitude for yourself and everyone around. When you have an attitude of hopefulness, belief and enthusiasm, prospects grow and difficulties disappear.

Attitude is one of the most commonly used and yet most misunderstood words.

In life attitude is everything

Most people think they have a positive attitude-unfortunately, most of those people are wrong.


Learn from your African ancestors with these thought provoking African Proverbs.

Suffering is a teacher.

If you heal the leg of a person, do not be surprised if he uses to run away from you.

Truth crosses fire without getting burnt.

The one who does not ask does not learn.

Days look alike but yet they are not the same.

Don’t bargain for a cut that is still hidden in a bag.

Every town with its way of cutting a chicken.

The chicken is never proven innocent in the court of the hawks.

The crocodile does not have babies that end up acting like fish.

A leopard always has the spots.

A wise person does not fall down on the same hill twice.

The patient person eats ripe fruit.

The one who loves does not take revenge.

A person in need never gets tired.

Even sweet things have their limits.

The beer pot untie many tongues.

The basket that was used to carry a gift to a neighbor will bring back another gift.

The person who stirs the filth ends by smelling bad.

Blessing is like the wind, even when doors are closed it enters.

Your friend’s wealth is not yours.

Whoever counts the mistakes of his or her friend can never love.

Happiness is a red balloon in Rwanda Africa.


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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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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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