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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Lip Plate People of Africa

To see beauty you must have beauty in your soul.

Beauty of the Surma African Tribe Lip Plate People of Africa

The women of Naregeer village in Ethiopia's Upper Omo Valley are known for their lip plates and intricate scarification patterns on their skin. People photograph Africa in such a negative light, with wars, famine, and struggle but not for the beauty of African Tribes.

Africa contains about one-quarter of the land of the world. This area is more than three times the size Europe or nearly as much as North and South America's combined. 

Rich savannas and one-half by fields, forests, cover one-fifth of Africa and fertile soil yet discovered. Her variety and profusion of people, tribes, and beauty are without a rival, and her output of beauty and despair is unparalleled in the history of the world.

Africa lip plate is beautiful.
Africa is Beautiful Challenge

The Surma Tribes unique beauty and culture may soon vanish because of the Gibe III dam and the El Niño-induced drought.

The hydroelectric dam, Gibe III was built on Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley forcing the tribes from their homelands, traditions, and way of life. Nyangatom herder’s life is already tough; now with the Gibe III Dam holding back the Omo River’s water for grass for livestock grazing and farming has severely reduced water downstream for tribal communities, spreading hunger in the Omo Valley.

In Ethiopia, where about 4 out of 5 people depend on agriculture for their livelihood, the effects of the El Niño-induced drought in 2015 and 2016 were devastating.

Between 50 percent and 90 percent of crop production was failed. Particularly in 2016, rains failed in southern and southeastern Ethiopia were households are entirely dependent on livestock for their food and income. Ethiopia is also host to one of the largest refugee populations in Africa.

March and April, gu and genna rains spring rains represent the main source of rainfall in the most affected regions in Ethiopia by the current drought, however, in 2017, the rains are below normal in amount and temperatures above-average.

This would mean the third year of poor rainfall and the rains are unlikely to sufficiently regenerate pasture and water points critically needed for affected pastoral and agropastoral households to recover.

Africa is Beautiful Challenge

Your challenge is to share this photo of the lip plate elder from the vanishing Surma African Tribe and comment on her and the beauty of Africa. Also, encourage your friends and family to take the challenge and see for themselves the beauty of African Tribes.

Beauty of the Surma African Tribe Lip Plate People of Africa
Beauty of the Surma African Tribe Lip Plate People of Africa

Beauty of African tribes; the tribes of Africa unique beauty and culture may soon vanish. What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.

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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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