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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Manufacturing For Free in Africa

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No value to Africa. Africa is blessed with natural resources, so what?  Manufacturing industries are used to measure growth and structure, if the cost of goods and materials is more than the cost of the final manufactured product then the product is of no value to Africa and it is giving away products for free. 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. 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. 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 Afr

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 MeroĆ« Empires.  African Queen 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

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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