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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today.


An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep.
Everyone thinks their own spit tastes good.
By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a strand of hair.
The spider and fly cannot make a bargain.
The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.
Those who refuse to obey cannot command.
War ends nothing.

Using African Proverbs when you listen to good advice, take it in and pass it on. Good advice intelligence is not limited to those who follow a straight and narrow path, often times the best advice comes from those who have been there, done that and learned the hard way.


An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep.

Everyone thinks their own spit tastes good.

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a strand of hair.

The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.

The spider and fly cannot make a bargain.

Those who refuse to obey cannot command.

War ends nothing.

African proverbs had been used for centuries not only their parents, grandparents and ancestors but also all over the world. African proverbs communicate timeless good advice about truth and sincerity, kindness and wickedness and wisdom and foolishness. African proverbs touch the place in our hearts where we are silent, listening to the wise words of our ancestors.

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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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