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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.

Meeting New Friends African Proverbs

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Africa is best known for African Proverbs.   Throughout Africa many brilliant minds possess a kingdom of knowledge about how to make friends. Who is without friends is like a body without a soul. Connect with honesty. Having friends is an important predictor of happiness and life satisfaction. When you are a child in the playground it is simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” is not a line you hear from adults. Making friends as an adult can be hard, and takes time. A study from the University of Kansas found that two people need to spend 90 hours together to become friends, or 200 hours to qualify as close friends. Spending time together is a necessary component of friendship development, but the way that time is spent is equally important. Given significant constraints on free time, especially among working adults and parents, individuals must budget their time wisely to make time for friends. Loneliness is something we all feel at times and to varying degrees, but it can be so

Human Excreta Trash Landfills of the Future

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Human excreta organic waste and inorganic waste are problems in African trash landfills relating to broken windows theory but also creating jobs. Organic waste such as human feces and urine are the leading type of waste product in Africa. Africa’s broken windows theory is visible sign of cities volume of waste which is increasing in accordance with the continuous growth of urban citizens. Broken windows theory is a sociological theory proposed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling stating that visible signs of chaos and disobedience in an environment encourage misbehavior leading to serious crimes. Kiteezi, Mpererwe Uganda aging 29 acre Kiteezi landfill In rural areas, a household can dispose of its waste in a self-contained fashion by burying it in the ground, burning it, or feeding it to livestock. Once people start living together, however, waste cannot be handled in these ways. Waste accumulates in urban cities causing unsanitary conditions in living areas. The urban popula

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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