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Searching for African Geography

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The landmass of Africa has many bizarre time, water, land, boundary and air facts found only on African soil; here are the top 17 atypical facts. These fun African characteristic details are good to know to find the truth about Africa, Africans and African geography. African country with two time zones. 16 Landlocked African countries. Country with six distinct geographic regions. Entire coastline along the Red Sea was lost. Headstream of the Okavango River. Highest mountain in Sub-Saharan West Africa. Highest point in Benin. Largest curtain of falling water. Oldest desert in the world. Second largest country in Africa. Source of the Congo River. Strategic locations. The source of the Nile River. Westernmost country on the African continent. What the Sahara desert used to look like. World's largest artificial lake by surface area. World's ninth-longest river. Here are 101 atypical weird true facts about each African coun

Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story

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The myth story Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story retells why the true story of the coward was hidden and the hunter real death story is a secret. Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story Bahasa had two sons; Okob and Elple, the younger one, Elple caused his father much trouble because he not only was lazy, disobedient and unruly, but he also was jealous of his older brother. Okob was the most famous hunter in the family skilled at stalking and killing every large dangerous animal that crossed his path in the forest. One day after Okob stalked, caught and killed a large antelope he became very thirsty and wanted to go and drink water. He said to his little brother "Elple, you and your wife look after the antelope, I am going to get a drink of water. Don't you eat any; we will bring the meat back to the village for the Tihi festival tonight." "Very well, big brother Okob." said the younger while lazily lying under an Ikro Tree with his equally lazy wife. Oko

Corporate and African Skin

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Responding to corporate Africa racism in employment the South African government created policies to counter employment racism on the job. Responding to corporate Africa racism in employment the South African government created Code of Good Practice and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment policies to counter structural racism on the job by affecting the ability to successfully bid for Government and public entity proposals, and to obtain licenses.   Code of Good Practice acronym is RCoGP, which is a structural high-level obligation to constant expansion and effort toward best practice for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment.  Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment acronym is B-BBEE, which is an important certificate and major factor for companies doing business in South Africa due to the economic and social changes in South Africa after Apartheid in the 1990’s. B-BBEE is important due to the economic and social changes in South Africa after Apartheid and the discriminatory p

Rwanda Mainland Africa Most Crowded African Country

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Besides being mainland Africa most crowded African country other curious facts are in Rwanda South, the Virgin Mary appeared and in Rwanda West, Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony is quite famous. The African island of Mauritius is Africa’s most densely populated African country, Rwanda is mainland Africa’s most densely populated crowded African country. Neighboring country to Rwanda, Burundi is the third most densely populated African country and the second most densely populated on mainland Africa. Rwanda has a total population of around 12.7 million people living inside 26,338 square kilometers or 10,169 square mile, roughly the size of the U.S. state of Maryland. Rwanda is Africa’s second most crowed African country but is the fourth smallest on the African mainland after The Gambia, Eswatini, and Djibouti. Rwanda schoolteachers in training. Rwanda has a population density of 525 people per square kilometer or 1,360 people per square mile.  For reference, there are 93 residents p

Should you open a business in Africa

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Considering opening a business in Africa? First take into account what would happen if a vendor on African soil decides not to pay you? International business good practices include efficient contract enforcement through the courts in Africa. Mauritius at 72.22% has the best enforcing contract rate while at 28.84% São Tomé and Principe has the worst enforcing contract rate. Enforcing contracts in Africa looks at the regulatory environment, this is important for firms to operate. Imagine you are a small business and one of your customers decides not to pay you for your goods or service. Well you need that money because you have outstanding debts that you need to repay or maybe you were counting on that money to make your own purchases or investment. Judge in South Africa One of the ways you have to recover that money is to go to the courts but this only makes sense if the courts are efficient and you are going to spend a little time through the court and not pay high costs. More

Value Added Manufacturing in Africa

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Africa has an average 12.7 percent value-added manufacturing GDP; Algeria has the highest at 24.2% Sierra Leone 1.6% value added manufacturing. Africa is blessed with natural resources... so what?  Africa is the richest continent on the planet remarkable for her rich soil, abundant land, forests and trees, oil, minerals, precious stones and metals, water, and wildlife. Yet Africa remains poor because of a lack of value added manufacturing sectors on the African continent. Africa has an average of 12.7 percent value-added manufacturing Algeria has the highest at 24.2 percent in 2019 while Liberia and Sierra Leone are the lowest on the African continent with 1.6 percent, however, 16 out of 54 African countries have no data on value added manufacturing income made. The definition of manufacturing is any industry that makes products from raw materials by the use of manual labor or machinery. Value-added manufacturing is the gross re

Where in Africa is the Desert?

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African countries with deserts totals nineteen and there are nine hot dry deserts, semi-arid deserts, and coastal deserts in Africa named the Chalbi, Danakil, Guban, Sahara, Kalahari. Karoo, Namib, Nyiri deserts. Listing, description and location of nine African deserts and where does desertification occur in Africa with neighboring African countries. Africa has the largest hottest dry desert in the world, the Sahara Desert. The three main types of deserts in Africa include hot and dry deserts, semi-arid deserts, and coastal deserts. Most of the northern third of Africa is covered by the dry barren desert, the Sahara while much of the southern part of the African continent are dry deserts, coastal deserts and semi-deserts. There are nine deserts in Africa, they are the Chalbi Desert, Danakil Desert, Guban Desert, Kalahari Desert, Karoo Desert, Namib Desert, Nyiri Desert, and the Sahara Desert. African Desert Description. The Chalbi Desert is located entirely in northern Kenya. Dan

Powerful, one-eyed and plus-sized Queens of Africa

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Powerful Queen Shanakdakhete, one-eyed Queen Amanitore and plus-sized Queen Amanishakheto are three well-known women rulers of Africa's Kush and the Meroë Empires. The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient kingdom in Nubia what is now named Sudan which is just south of Egypt. Sudan is situated in Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. The Sudans were the largest country in Africa until 2011 when Sudan and South Sudan became two separate countries. Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. Sudan has more than 350 pyramids, double the number found in Egypt and many are dedicated to women rulers. Meroe thrived as the capital of Kush between from around 750 BCE to 350 CE and became renowned as a city of tremendous wealth. Located on the Nile in the region of modern-day Sudan, Meroe grew rich from trade and its ironworks and abundant grain supply ensured a steady production of goods others wanted and needed; but i

Top Five Potato Planting Countries in Africa

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The potato is grown in 37 African countries. Egypt is Africa's number one potato producer and South Africa is sub-Saharan Africa largest potato producer. Potatoes grown in Africa soil. The potato is grown in more than 150 countries however, Egypt is Africa's number one potato producer and South Africa is sub-Saharan Africa's largest potato producer. In all African countries, potatoes are both a subsistence and commercial crop in Africa. As a commercial crop, more potatoes are processed to meet rising demand from the fast food, snack and convenience food industries. As a subsistence crop potatoes grown by farmers for consumption by themselves and their family, leaving little or nothing to be marketed. The potato Solanum tuberosum originated over 8,000 years ago near Lake Titicaca, which sits at 3,800 meters above sea level in the Andes mountain range of South America, on the border between Bolivia and Peru. From

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