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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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Numidia African Equestrians

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Who were the Numidian Equestrians?  Numidia was a warrior north African kingdom known for horsemanship.  Horses were domesticated and ridden in northern Africa thousands of years before the birth of Christ. The Numidian Equestrians were a conquering people skilled at riding horses without saddles, and bridles. Numidians were a mix of dark skinned Africans and European people from the regions bordering the current day Algeria and Tunisia Sahara desert in Northern Africa. Numidians were famous as Equestrians ; their cavalry serving under Hannibal during many battles. The role of the horse in Numidian society were multifaceted with high prestige and importance. The horse was used for hunting, herding, warfare, transportation, food trade, and as a status symbol. Kings Jugurtha, Masinissa and Juba of Numidia were excellent horseback riders. Numidia was a warrior north African kingdom of modern Algeria known for horsemanship. The Numidians derived their name from the fact that they were brow

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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