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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.

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Monday Morning African Proverb Quotes

Some people never look forward to Monday mornings. 

Instead of looking forward to the beginning of a new week with a renewed chance to change the world Monday mornings are dreaded. Unplugging from negative forces and being fully present is important to the honor of ancestors. 

Jumping out of bed and hitting the ground running each Monday morning may never be realistic but should also be the goal. Planning to do at least one happy thing each Monday morning you will look forward to Monday morning and honor the lessons of your ancestors.

African Proverbs your ancestors want you to know on Monday mornings.

African Proverbs your ancestors want you to know on Monday mornings.

Pay attention to the 32 proverbs and quotes from African ancestors on Monday morning.

What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.


What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.


What is enough was never little.


Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.


To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap.


There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.


The wise chief does not eat from two sides.


The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind.


The head that touches the ground a birth, will not fail to touch the ground at death.


One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself.


The neck does not recognize that the head is heavy.


The good-looking fruit could be rotten inside.


One should either become a pillar or lean against one.


One hand alone cannot wash the body.


A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.


One half of the world laughs at the other.


On a fool’s beard, the barber learns to shave.


Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping lion.


No hyena deserves to be entertained twice.


Men’s ideas helped to locate the snake.


If generously shared, a flea can be bitten twice.


He who smiles too much with you will frown too much with you at your back.


He who rides on the giant’s shoulders sees further than he who carries him.


He does a good day’s work that rids himself of a fool.


Denial cannot hide cigarette smoke.


Ashes are result of fire.


Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.


An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies.


After mischance everyone is wise.


A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.


A friend's eye is a good mirror.


A friend is known in the time of need.


A fine cage won’t feed the bird.


A climbing plant with tendrils cannot grow on its own without the support of a tree.
African Proverbs your ancestors want you to know on Monday mornings.


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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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