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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.

Linking of African and American History

Linking African Diaspora and Africa

Africans of America, the entire African Diaspora and the history of the struggle for Africa's rights are irrevocably linked. Below are three African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance. 

To the lovers of freedom for Africa

To the lovers of freedom for Africa and those who identify with her sufferings and resent the wrongs done to her, there can be few things more interesting than the history of the struggles that are hallowed by the blood of her people.


Three African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance of Africans and the African Diaspora.

African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance of African and the African Diaspora
African Proverb


The efforts of the African race to break the handcuffs that foreign governments imposes on them, and elevate a continent from bondage and degradation to a place among free nations, fill a page in the world's history which no devotee of freedom can read without visceral emotion.

Who cannot identify with a cause ennobled by loyalty and sacrifice, sanctified by the blood and tears of a nation as they look on the spectacle of Africa in her decay and rebirth?

How deeply rooted is the love of true independence is in the hearts of the African people which has been clung to and survived through centuries of persecution, colonialism and warfare for which generations have arisen, and fought, and bled, and shattered themselves against the power of the oppressor.

African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance of African and the African Diaspora
African Proverb

The prolonged frustration of a people's is on oral and written record given to humanity the understanding Africans possess of the strength of the principles of freedom, and the indestructibility of coast-to-coast kinship with the African Diaspora.

Africans of America, the history of the struggle for Africa's rights is irrevocably linked. We live amidst the scenes where battles against the color black with strangers and enemies were fought. The bones of the citizens who labored for and loved Africa, and of those who died for her, rest in unmarked graves around us; and we have still among us the inheritors of their blood, their name, and their spirit. 

Their blood was shed to make us free in the hearts, minds, spirit and body of African people. The history of Africa is innovation; prized with brimful of lessons of pride and genius.

African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance of African and the African Diaspora
African Proverb

Definition of the African Diaspora.

In the early part of April 2005, the African Union Commission held a two-day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to create a definition of the African Diaspora. The consensus of the meeting defined the African Diaspora as - Peoples of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.

The African Union Commission also felt the definition of the African Diaspora should not be limited by time or history. Globally, Africans in the diaspora are spread out across the continents. In North America, there are 39 million from the African Diaspora; 113 million in Latin America; 13.6 million in the Caribbean; and 3.5 million in Europe.

The three D’s about Africa, death, despair and disease still prevail in the minds of many people in the world, the definition of African Diaspora, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of Africa.


Definition of the African Diaspora

What is Negritude.

Negritude is a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of the African heritage. Negritude is the state or condition of being black. Negritude is a term used to describe that which is unique about the African culture as found on the continent of Africa and in the African diaspora. Senghor's Anthology “De la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache de langue française” written in 1948 is a collection of stories reflecting negritude, and is noted as a milestone in African literature.

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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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