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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.

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Be You African Proverbs

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Be You African Proverbs The person who sold it to you is the only happy person, be you African proverbs show there is no need to be liked by others. Be You African Proverbs Be you African proverbs are short sayings which contain the wisdom and experiences of African ancestors. Be you African proverbs teaches us to be who we are, not who the world wants us to be. Ethiopian man, Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country  What does it take for you to be you? One object that is identified in every society is the self of each person. Who am I? What will my friends think of me if I do so-and-so? Why don't I feel like I'm supposed to feel?  What is the purpose of my life? We must begin at the beginning. The anxiety about self-esteem is stimulated by factors such as one's need to be liked by others. The way you perceive the world influences your motives, and behavior,

War Air Raid 1969

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War Air Raid 1969 The heavy and frequent bombing attacks on Biafrans in the year 1969 left over 30,000 people dead. Biafra officially the Republic of Biafra was a sanctuary secessionist state in West Africa that existed from May 30, 1967 to January 1970. Igbo Killing Trail, Biafran War Air Raid on Afo Umuohiagu Marketplace 1969 How big was Biafra? The 1966 the population of Biafra was equal to the total number of people living in the West African states of Togo, Dahomey present day Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia put together. In the whole of Africa, Biafra is now the fourth largest in population, exceeded only by Nigeria, the United Arab Republic and Ethiopia, and equaling Congo Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Biafra population density was about 500 persons per square mile.  The total area is over 29,400 square miles. Therefore, Biafra was almost as big as The Gambia and Sierra Leone put together, was bigger than Togo

Idi Amin Dictator This Day in History

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This day in history on April 11 Idi Amin is deposed as self-appointed president of Uganda. With the help of Ugandan exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seize control of the capital of Kampala Uganda, April 11, 1979, marked the end of Idi Amin decade long violent rule. This Day in History Idi Amin. Idi Amin dictator  Uganda gained its independence on October 9, 1962, and Milton Obote became the nation’s first prime minister. In February 1966, following accusations that Obote and Amin were responsible for smuggling gold and ivory from Congo, Obote suspended the Ugandan constitution and announced himself, president.  Shortly thereafter, Obote sent Amin to overthrow King Mutesa II, who ruled the powerful kingdom of Buganda in South-Central Uganda.   Obote began to question Amin’s loyalty and ordered his arrest and in 1971, General Idi Amin, commander of the Ugandan armed forces overthrew the government of Milton Obote and declared himself president of Uganda. Idi Amin Dad

Warmer Ocean Waters Equal African Floods

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Explaining the rising sea level crisis in the coastal communities flood zones in the African countries of Cameroon, Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania. Sea levels rise in Africa and around the globe because the oceans are getting warmer causing Earth's ice sheets to melt. African coastal cities vulnerable to flooding due to rising sea levels, floods have a devastating impact in Africa. Global mean sea levels in the last two decades of the 21st century will be 1.4 foot to 2.6 feet higher under a high greenhouse gases emission scenario. Africa has a large and growing coastal population, including a number of important coastal cities. This implies significant risks for Africa’s coastal settlements and emerging megacities such as Lagos, Dar es Salaam, Accra and Maputo. The coastal cities of Africa are home to some of the poorest and are being pushed to the edges of livable land and into the most dangerous zones for climate change. Their informal settlements or slums grow along riv

United Bank for Africa is one of Africa's largest banks

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United Bank for Africa is one of Africa's largest banks With a 67-year history, United Bank for Africa, UBA, is one of the most recognized banking brands to originate from Sub-Sahara Africa. United Bank for Africa is one of Africa's largest banking and financial services The Five Biggest Banks in Africa Standard Bank Group Absa Group First Rand Bank Nedbank Qatar National Bank The Five Biggest Banks in Nigeria, which is Africa’s largest economy Standard Bank Group Absa Group United Bank for Africa Qatar National Bank Zenith Bank United Bank for Africa is Africa's up-and-coming global banking giant. United Bank for Africa, UBA, has more than 67 years of providing uninterrupted banking operations dating back to 1948 when the British and French Bank Limited (BFB) commenced business in Nigeria.  Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain, UBA was incorporated on February 23, 1961, to take over the busi

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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