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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Nonprofits Creating Poverty in African Rainforests

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Issue of Congo Basin Rainforest of Africa Nonprofits do much to help the African Rainforests but some make the problem worse in the Rainforest Congo Basin African country of Cameroon. Former US President Bill Clinton Palm Out Poverty campaign was to alleviate poverty and its associated issues, including inequalities in education and healthcare. All for Africa is a registered non-profit organization co-founded in 2008 by Bruce Wrobel, who was the chairperson and executive director before his death in December 2013 of suicide at the age of 56. Wrobel was also the chairperson and CEO of Herakles Farms a large agribusiness company. Sithe Global is an affiliate of Herakles Farms in the palm oil industry, which, in 2008, was incorporated in Ghana and Cameroon. Wrobel  along with the late Dr. Isisdore Timti was embroiled in controversies over his corruption and intimidation of local communities in Mundemba, Toko and Nguti to acquire their lands for an oil palm project. Palm oil is the worl

African Countries Names You're Saying Wrong

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What is in a name? The power of a name and its value is immeasurable. Ivory Coast name changed in 1986 to Cote d'Ivoire. Cabo Verde formally known as Cape Verde until 2013, Swaziland is eSwatini since 2018 and “The” officially belongs in front of Gambia since 1964. African Countries Names You're Saying Wrong. African Countries Names You're Saying Wrong. Ivory Coast, Cabo Verde and Gambia.   Ivory Coast name changed in 1986 to Cote d'Ivoire Foreign overseas traders and exporters solely according to the business and trade economies roughly divided Africa into four coasts; Pepper Coast, Ivory Coast, Gold Coast and the Slave Coast.  The French named the Côte d'Ivoire literally means Ivory Coast. Côte d'Ivoire was unofficially known as Costa do Marfim by the Portuguese , côte des dents or the teeth coast and the Ivory Coast reflecting the trade in ivory.  The area that became the Ivory Coast on August 7, 1960 previously had been under French sovereignty. The state’

Complete list of 54 African National Anthems

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The National Anthems of Africa are enchanting words of patriotism, poetry, and inspiration. List of 54 National Anthems of Africa meanings. Learn about 54 African national anthems. African national anthems praise Africa’s history, traditions, and struggles. African national anthems patriotic songs recognized officially by the African countries' official government.  All 54 African countries have national anthems. The current national anthems of all nations in Africa were adopted between 1960 and 2012. The National Anthems of Africa are an enchanting assortment of patriotism, poetry, and inspiration.  The list of 54 National Anthems of Africa has deep meanings in each anthem. Students from a township of Cape Town in South Africa sing the National Anthem of South Africa African National Anthems in Alphabetical Order Algeria Kassaman We Pledge adopted 1962; Zakariah wrote Kassaman as a poem while imprisoned in Algiers by

Fools Quotes and Sayings

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If silence is good for the wise, how much better for fools. What is a fool?  A fool is a person who falls below the average human standard of intelligence be it street smart or book smart and whose flaws have been transformed into a source of amusement, or misery.   A fool can be a pest or buffoon and has always existed in the world. Should you go to a fool and ask if they are indeed a fool, would they agree? For a fool who is known to be a fool and refuses the title is one of the ultimate mysteries of human life.   The fool is more often than not a real and very robust personality with little cares for the next 10 minutes let alone tomorrow. Unfortunately, or fortuity if you seek out news, fools do not confine their activities to the family gatherings but makes every-day life comic at the moment and on the spot, even in the political arena. The fool, in fact, is a shift-changer equally at home in the world of reality and the world of imagination.   Fools as pests and buffoons

Africa Earth Facts

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Learn about the continent of Africa with these unique interesting facts. The birthplace of humanity, Africa is both vast in size and rich in history discover interesting facts about Africa land animals and people. Africa is an ancient but modern captivating continent. Africa is a landmass over 30 million square kilometres nurturing the earliest civilizations of the world. Africa is a continent of extremes. Africa is the home of an unbelievable diversity of people, animals, and environments.    Old African Hunter Power People Planet Facts About Africa. Learn about the continent of Africa with these unique interesting facts. Interesting Facts About Africa's Population. By 2050, Africa is projected to be home to one in every four of the world's inhabitants, and almost 40 percent of its children under 18 years. Namibia in Southern Africa is one of the least densely populated African countries, 2.9 people per sq. km or 2.9 people per 247 ac

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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