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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.

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Adapt or Let That Hot Mess Go African Proverbs

Africa is known for words of wisdom using African Proverbs to help adapt to change and embrace uncertainties of the world or to let that hot mess go.

Do not break your cooking pot for the passing guest.


There are centuries of wisdom in words from Africa in the language of African proverbs. African Proverbs help people to cope with life and death matters by adding traditional common sense to a complex situation. 

Essential lessons learned from African proverbs carry heavy weight in world culture. African proverbs are common African sayings used by honored ancestry. 

Africa's best known African proverbs teach no matter how clever the gadget and predictions from psychics, the future remains unknown and that's ok. As the ancestors say, if you really want to be happy, be happy. 


A tree that cannot bend breaks


The influence of African proverbs over the hearts and lives of people was second only to the words from Spirits. The widespread wisdom of African proverbs has brought important social and moral messages to the people who struggle in life. Each and every human being on Earth is an awesome person, but you are the most awesome one; but just remember a couple of things:


A snake is never grateful.
A snake is never grateful.


Those who want to start a new house must tear down the old one.

Those who want to dance must start beating the drums.

Do not break your cooking pot for the passing guest.


A day wasted on others is not wasted on yourself.


A crowd is not company.

Do not allow someone to milk your cow while keeping an eye out for an open gate.

A snake is never grateful.


The wise chief does not eat from two sides.


Kind words from a friend is doubly enjoyable in dark days.

Do not build a house that is tilted on one side.

When people reveal themselves, don’t pretend you didn’t hear what was said.


Do not build a house that is tilted on one side.


Peace reigns where there is truth while war is the fruit of lies.

A day wasted on others is not wasted on yourself.

The face is not the heart.


The face is not the heart.


The wise chief does not eat from two sides.

Words are the marriage itself.

A tree that cannot bend breaks.


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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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