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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

Living With Nigerian Police Brutality

The Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad since 1992 have been accused of roadside executions, motiveless arrests, unlawful detention, jailhouse mock executions, harassment and extortion. The Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has long been accused of committing roadside executions after extracting groundless confessions, harassment and extorting civilians since it was created in 1992 to capture and solve cases of armed robberies, cybercrimes, murders, kidnappings, and other major crimes.  In 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari stated he would disband the SARS unit however, to date, this is the fourth time in as many years that the government has promised to disband or reform the unit that citizens say has terrorized them for decades without any real change. Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad allegedly went from combating violent crime to allegedly committing violent crime. In the most recent incident, a Nigerian police officer, Drambi Vandi has been c

Mau Mau, Words You May Not Know Are Racist

Mau Mau is a racist substitution for the Kenya Land and Freedom Army. There are many words and phases you may not know are racist, the substitution of Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA) with Mau Mau is racist as the word Mau Mau is used as a racial slur against Black African people by the British colonial regime in the 1950s anti-colonialist movement.   Many words and phrases that are commonly used today such as Mau-maued, mau-mauing, and Mau-Mau actually stem from racist offensive propaganda objectives by 1950s British colonial regimes. The year 2022 marked 70 years since the KLFA took up arms against the brutal British colonial regime and thus commenced the Kenyan war for independence , thus the Kenya Land and Freedom Army was born. The KLFA was a peasant army formed among the Kikuyu people and led by revolutionary Dedan Kimathi; it fought against colonial rule and sought land reform and an end to apartheid. British propagandists, however, called it Mau Mau, a term created by white s

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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