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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.

African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

The English proverb a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush warns against taking unnecessary risks.

It is better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it by trying to get something better. There are African proverbs that speak of foolish people. African Proverbs also warns against taking unnecessary risks.

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African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

Do not bargain for a cut that is still hidden in a bag.
A chicken that lives among vultures will soon start smelling like one.
Distant water does not extinguish the fire.
African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks
Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between.
Those who do bad things, also die in a bad ways.
A dog that chews bones does not chew a piece of metal.

African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

A cat does not trade in fried fish.
Do not throw the piece of yam after the goat.
What will small birds overlook the bigger ones will carry.
African Proverb

The person who is not patient cannot eat well-cooked dishes.
You do not stay in a river and then continue abusing the mouth of the crocodile.
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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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