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

Today seedlings are tomorrow’s forests

Flower of Africa
Today seedlings are tomorrow’s forests.

Tonga, Malawi Mai or mama Africa proverbs are not usually attributed to any particular individual, but collectively. Tonga people African proverbs are short sayings that contain the wisdom and experiences of African ancestors.

Tonga people African Proverbs

Today seedlings are tomorrow’s forests ~ Malawi Mai African Proverb


[ Clever is the eye that has traveled. ]


[ Today seedlings are tomorrow’s forests. ]


[ When your grandmother tells you something, you don't run to your mother to ask if it's the truth. ]


[ A good harvest of cassava is determined by young growing cuttings. ]


[ To ask is the desire to know the way. ]


Did you know? 

Tonga people of Africa are the second largest ethnic group living in the Malawi, Mozambique, southern Zambia and neighboring areas of northern Zimbabwe and Botswana. The two Tonga clans are farmers and fishers with a rich oral history. 



Wisdom

Kuwona maso gha Nkhono nkhudeka
If you want to see a snail’s eyes, you need to be patient
Tonga African Proverb

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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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