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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Peanut Shell Impossible Task African Folktale Love Story

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Great storytelling of the short story began in Africa with the African folktale also known as African folklore. Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art form of the African Community. Just as someone expresses their ideas and the form of music, painting, dance and sculpture folklore takes the ideas of an ancient story and creates with words a picture that enchants the listener with a rich auditory environment. In Africa, in the earliest times before there were pictures or written words there was the African folktale. For centuries, stories were passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. As Africans traveled across the African continent, they took their stories with them. In this African folklore short story, making a happy marriage that withstands hardships and inspires respect from fathers is not an easy task especially when a woman’s hand in marriage is not easily obtained because of a peanut shell task. Peanut Shell Impossible Task African Folktale Lov

Three African Tribes Ceremonies Traditions and Rituals

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Africa tribes are rich in African rituals, traditions, and ceremonies in tribal Africa. From ancient times to today, Africa is rich with transitions of birth to death with hair rituals, traditions, and ceremonies. Three African Tribes Ceremonies Traditions and Rituals 1. The Maasai Manyatta Ceremony 2. The Dipo Ritual to Initiate Young Girls into Womanhood 3. Iconic Himba Tradition The Maasai Manyatta Ceremony At the climax of the Manyatta ceremony, each Maasai Warrior initiate has his hair shaved by his mother . This is one of the most major moment of his life, as he now leaves the peak period of warriorhood behind and prepares for the responsibilities of adulthood. Maasai Warrior initiate has his hair shaved by his mother With their heads newly shaved and their bodies rubbed with glistening red ocher, the initiates gather to receive the final blessings of the elders.  The eld

Antarctica in Africa

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Adelie Land is a tiny part of Antarctica, the southernmost continent. Adelie Land is a small portion Antarctica whose history will surprise you. The French Southern and Antarctic Lands are one of two external dependent territories of Africa.  The French Southern and Antarctic Lands is a French overseas territory, southeast, and east of Africa. The islands are in the southern Indian Ocean, some near Madagascar and others about midway between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.  Adélie Land is a region of Antarctica, claimed by France within the French Southern and Antarctic Lands territories of Overseas France. The Government of the United States of America does not acknowledge Adélie Land as a French colony. The French Southern and Antarctic Lands are one of two external dependent territories of Africa that are politically administered. An Administrateur Supérieur assisted by a secretary-general administered the area from Paris France until December 2004, however, now the administrato

Lip Plate People of Africa

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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 is Beautiful Challenge The Surma Tribes unique beauty and culture may soon vanish because of the Gibe III dam

Murdered and buried Kigali Genocide Memorial

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Quarter-a-million people were murdered and buried Kigali Genocide Memorial The 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi, over a million people were killed and the Kigali Genocide Memorial was created in April 2004 as the final resting place in mass graves for more than 250,000 victims. In 1999, the capital city of Kigali Rwanda provided land where a place of remembrance could be built and where victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi could receive a dignified burial. Construction of the Kigali Genocide Memorial began in the same year and the process of burying victims began in 2001. Today the memorial serves as the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the genocide. The memorial opened in April 2004, the tenth commemoration of the genocide. Kigali Genocide Memorial was created in April 2004 as the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims The Kigali Genocide Memorial includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1

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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