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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.

Destructive Desert Locusts in Africa

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Locusts are part of a group of insects called grasshoppers that have large hind-legs for jumping. Locusts differ from grasshoppers in that they have the ability to change their behavior and habits and can migrate over large distances. Desert Locusts. Desert Locusts on the African Continent. The Desert Locust is one of about a dozen species of short-horned grasshoppers that are known to change their behavior and form swarms of adults or bands of hoppers or wingless nymphs. The swarms that form can be dense and highly mobile. Desert Locust lives a total of about three to five months, females can lay at least three times in their lifetime laying around 80 eggs at one time and eggs can hatch in two weeks. Desert Locusts have been moving to very remote areas, to immense territories where they spread out. In Ethiopia they are scattered across the Somali region near Dire Dawa with little infrastructure. In Turkana County in northern Kenya, sorghum crops with around 15 to 20 percent

How Many NFL Football Fields Could Fit in Africa?

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Calculating how many NFL football fields African countries can fit lets start with one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations, Kenya. Understanding total area compares the sum of all land and water areas Kenya is a midsize African country with a total area of 580,367 sq km or 224,080 sq mile. One square mile can hold 484 football fields, Kenya total area is 224,080 sq mile which equals 108,454,720 football fields. In the USA there are 32 professional football team stadiums. Kenya can fit over 108.4 million -108,454,236 to be exact- professional NFL football stadium fields inside the countries total area. To compare, The United States of America state of Ohio can fit over 22 million - 22,067,643 to be exact - professional NFL football stadium fields inside the states total area. Africa in total can fit 5.5 billion - 5,526,046,805 billion to be exact - professional NFL football stadium fields inside the countries total area. How many football fields can each Afric

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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