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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Picking Genetically Modified Cotton by Hand in Africa

Picking Genetically Modified Cotton by Hand in Africa

Cotton production in Africa has fallen in recent years. African farmer’s production in Burkina Faso Africa lost $89.5 million in revenue in five cotton growing seasons using Monsanto’s genetically modified cotton seeds. The cotton shirt you are wearing may be made from GMO cotton fibers.



Picking Genetically Modified Cotton by Hand in Africa




What is it like picking Cotton by hand in Africa


In Africa, large cotton plantations or farms are dedicated to growing cotton. Picking cotton in Africa without machinery is very hot, hard, physical work where women and often time’s children work the same hours as men. At harvest time, pickers are expected to pick a certain amount of cotton each day or they do not earn enough money to support their families. Most work as field hands on cotton plantations. Today raw cotton is processed in the state's grain mills which the picker must pay for the use of the mill.

Cotton pickers can work in the fields from sunrise to sunset and at harvest time; they might work an 18-hour day. At harvest time, the cotton bolls are collected into large sacks and weighed. A good picker can harvest 100-300 pounds of cotton in a day. This size of harvest would consist of one-third fibers and two-thirds seeds. Harvesting is mechanized today on some larger farms.

Cotton is still King in the African country of Benin, cotton accounts for nearly 40 percent of the country's revenue. Cotton provides an income to roughly three million people however; cotton productivity and profitability have declined in recent years due, in part, to poor governmental management practices and piracy against commercial shipping in its territory off the Port of Cotonou.


Genetically Modified Cotton in Africa


Benin, which was a leading global producer of cotton between 2004 and 2006, experienced a sharp fall in production. American genetically modified cotton was grown on many African cotton plantation farms from 2007 - 2015. The U.S.A seed and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer to boosting African cotton trade economy, a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II.

The gluttonous incest, the bollworm destroys 35 percent of African cotton crop. The bug-resistant genes of Bollgard II produced more volume but the quality of cotton reduced dramatically and African farmers abandoned the genetically modified cotton and renewed the traditional seeds and growing methods of their African ancestors. The Benin government has also taken over the export of cotton and cottonseed. After a difficult period, production is now once again getting under way, but with output likely to be below Benin’s glory days as King of Cotton.
  

"Genetically modified cotton, it's not good today. It's not good tomorrow," said Burkina Faso cotton farmer Paul Badoun, picking apart a lumpy handful of raw cotton in a cotton field in Kongolekan village near Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso in Africa’s cotton belt. African farmers in Burkina Faso lost $89.5 million in revenue in five cotton growing seasons using Monsanto’s genetically modified cotton seeds.
Cotton in Africa

Did you know?
Bollgard II, the genetically modified cotton seeds were genetically engineered with genes from the Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria to make them resistant to the bollworm incest but the genetically modified cotton seed also produced cotton with shorter fibers, which produced an undesirable lower quality cotton fabric.


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Turtle Soup Recipe

Turtle Soup Recipe From African Kitchens

Snapping turtle meat is considered a delicacy and in the US is very popular in Cajun cooking.


In the kitchen, we are the followers of the wisdom of our ancestors. Cooking is highly socialized and a practical art. Each day, while it adds to our food experience it should also increase African ancestor food knowledge. Now that intercommunication between distant nations has become easier and frequent, the rural and city dweller of Africa commands greater attention of culinary art. 

One art of cooking Africa offers is how to cook turtle soup. In Africa, snapping turtles live shallow ponds and streams. Boneless snapping turtle meat can be fried or stewed, however low heat and slow cooking methods have the best cooking results. The four legs and tail of the snapping turtle are dark meat, the neck and back straps are white meat. Snapping turtles can average 10 to 12 inches in upper shell length and weigh between 15 to 25 pounds. Two pounds of boneless turtle meat cost between $38 and $50. Turtle meat is healthy with one cup of turtle meat having around 220 calories, 33 grams of protein and 2 grams of saturated fat.


Healthy Soup Recipe



Easy Turtle Stew


Ingredients

2 cups boneless snapping turtle meat
4 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons salted butter
4 stalks chopped celery
1 medium chopped white onion
1 medium chopped red onion
3 diced carrots
2 medium red tomatoes
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon freshly minced parsley leaves
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and black pepper to taste


Directions


In a large pot with a heavy lid over medium high heat add butter, melt then add seasonings. Add flour and turtle meat stirring well until turtle meat is slightly brown. Add stock and remaining ingredients. Continue to cook over medium-high heat until the mixture boils, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours. Dish into serving bowls and enjoy The African Gourmet easy recipe of turtle soup.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Onyankopon Created and Named All Things

Four Akan Dabɔne Sacred Days Akan Calendar


Onyankopon, the great one sent the rivers and the sea, who were his children, to receive honour from men and in turn to confer benefits on mankind. There are also the ever-present Bore-Bore the creator, nsamanfo, the spirits of the ancestors, OtumfoTumi the powerful one, Otomankoma the eternal one, Ananse Kokroko the great spider and Onyankopon Kwame the great one who came into existence on a Saturday but Onyankopon is the god who makes all.



Onyankopon created and named all things. Onyankopon means Onyame-a god; Koro–one; Pon–great; meaning the only great god, besides whom no other is as great.






Onyankopon Folklore Story


Long, long ago the Great One, Onyankopon lived on earth and was very near to the people. Now there was a certain disobedient old woman who used to pound her fufu and the pestle used to constantly knock against Onyankopon head causing him great pain.


Onyankopon said to the old woman, "Why do you always upset me? Because of what you are doing I am going to take myself away up in the sky ". And of a truth he did so.' 'But now, since people could no longer approach near to Onyankopon, that old woman told all the children in the village to search for all the wood they could find and bring them, and pile one on top of another, till they reached to where Onyankopon was hiding in the sky.


Therefore, the children did so, and piled up many pieces of wood, one on top of another, until there remained but a few pieces left to reach Onyankopon.


Now, the children ran out of wood and since they could not get any more anywhere, that old woman, told the children, "Take one out from the bottom and put it on top to make them reach".

So the children removed a single piece of wood from the bottom, and all the children rolled and fell to the ground and died. Now He is too remote and too powerful to directly have dealings with humankind. However, he dispenses for their benefit a little of his power, and this spirit power is what faithful servants call down specially trained to be the intermediary between humanity and the Supreme Being.



Onyankopgn Wise Sayings

Wope aka asem akyere Onyankopgn akakyere mframa.
If you wish to tell anything to the Supreme Being, tell it to the winds.


Onyankopgn amma asonomjoa katakyi biribi a, gmaa no ahodannan.
If the Supreme Being gave the swallow nothing else, He gave it swiftness in turning.


Waye Onyankopgn de okg asaman.
He has gone to the spirit world



Did you know

Onyankopon African Ashanti Supreme Being of all inspired a Japanese anime show.


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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Popular Zulu African Proverbs Explained

Popular Zulu African Proverbs Explained

Zulu African proverbs explains circumstance in Zulu everyday living, or of an event in traditional Zulu history that makes the proverb expression meaning clear.



15 Popular Zulu African proverbs and  expressions with detailed meanings




Popular Zulu African Proverbs Explained



Yimbabala yolwantunge
He is a buck of an endless forest.

A saying applied to a shiftless person, one who never continues long in any occupation.



Isikuni sinyuka nomkwezeli
A brand burns him who stirs it up.
This proverb is an exact equivalent to the English one, Let sleeping dogs lie.



Njengo mdudo ka Mapassa
Like the marriage feast of Mapassa
This saying is used to denote anything unusually grand. The marriage festivities of one of the ancestors, Mapassa, said to have been carried on for a whole year.



Ishwa lomhluzi wamanqina
Misfortune of soup made of shanks and feet.
Applied to any person who never does well, but is always getting into scrapes.



Akuko mpukane inqakulela enye
One fly does not provide for another.
A saying of the industrious to the idle, meaning that each should work for himself as the flies do.



Kude e-Bakuba, akuyiwanga mntu
Bakuba is far away, no person ever reached it.
Bakuba is an ideal country. This proverb is used as a warning against undue ambition, or as advice to be content with that which is within reach. It is equivalent to the English saying, It is no use building castles in the sky.



Kuxeliwe e-Xukwane apo kumaqasho ma-kulu
They have slaughtered at Kukwane where much meat is obtainable.
According to tradition, there was once a very rich chief who lived at Kukwane and who was in the habit of entertaining strangers in a more liberal manner than any who went before or who came after him. This proverb is used to such as ask too much from others, as if to say, It was only at Kukwane that such expectations were realized.



Qabu Unoqolomba efile
I rejoice that Kolomba's mother is dead.
The mother of Kolomba was, according to tradition, a very disagreeable person. This saying is used when anything that one dreads or dislikes has passed away.



Izinto azimntaka Ngqika zonke
It is not everyone who is a son of Gaika.
Gaika was at the beginning of this century the most powerful chief west of the Kei. This proverb signifies that all are not equally fortunate.



Uyakulila ngasonye uxele inkawu
You will shed tears with one eye like a monkey.
A warning used to deter any one from being led into a snare of any kind. It is said that when a monkey is caught in a trap he cries, but that tears come out of one eye only.



Lukozo lomya
It is the seed of the umya.
This saying is applied to anything or person considered very beautiful. The seed referred to is like a small jet black bead.



Udhle incholo
He has drunk the juice of the flower of the wild aloe.
Said of a dull, sleepy person. Wild aloe juice when drunk has a stupefying effect, and benumbs the limbs so as to make them powerless for a time.



Indonga ziwelene
The walls have come into collision.
Said of any dispute between persons of consequence.



Uvutelwe pakati nje nge vatala.
He is ripe inside, like a watermelon.
Said of anyone who has come to a resolution without yet expressing it. From its appearance it cannot be said with certainty whether a watermelon is ripe.



Uyakuva into embi eyaviwa ngu Hili wase Mambalwini.
You will find out what Hili of the Amambalu experienced.
Hili, or Tikoloshe, is a mischievous being who usually lives in the water, but who goes about as a human dwarf playing tricks on people. He milks the cows when no one is watching them. He causes women to fall in love with him, for he is of a very amorous disposition towards the female sex. It is said that a long time ago there was a man of the Amambalu who had good reason to suspect that his wife had fallen in love with Hili. He accordingly pretended to go upon a journey, but returned in the middle of the night and fastened his dogs at the door of his hut. He then went inside and kindled a fire, when, as he anticipated, he found Hili there. The man called his neighbors, who came with sticks and beat Hili till he was unable to move. They then tied him up in a bundle, fastened him to the back of the woman, and sent her away to wander wherever she liked. This saying is applied as a warning to people to avoid doing wrong, lest the punishment of Hili overtake them.



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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seafood Stew Recipe | The African Gourmet

Seafood Stew Recipe | The African Gourmet

Looking for seafood stew recipes from Africa, make Fanti Fanti African seafood stew. The African Gourmet seafood stew is a unique spicy African seafood recipe where octopus is simmered until tender adding fantastic flavor to the tomato and seawater rich stew.


Our African Gourmet family has made this delicious seafood recipe made with seawater for over 10 years.


Seafood is the best food

Fanti Fanti African Seafood Stew Recipe


Ingredients
½ pound cleaned diced octopus
½ pound shelled and deveined shrimp
3 fish fillets (any kind)
4 large ripe tomatoes diced
1 hot pepper, chopped
1/2 cup seawater or 1 teaspoon salt dissolved into 1 cup water
3 cups tap water


Directions
In a large stew pot over medium heat add octopus, tomatoes, pepper, sea and tap water simmer 45 minutes until octopus is tender. Add remaining seafood and simmer 10 minutes longer. Serve with Ghana kenkey or over rice and enjoy your chop (food). 

Seafood Stew Recipe | The African Gourmet


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Akan Calendar Sacred Days

Four Akan Dabɔne Sacred Days Akan Calendar

Akan Calendar are found four special days, collectively called dabɔne, bone evil, sacred days; Fɔdwo, Awukudae, Fofie and Akwasidae.



Four Akan Dabɔne Sacred Days

Fodwo

Awukudae

Fofie

Akwasidae


The composition of the Akan adaduanan calendar cycle is based on an older six-day week. The days of the six-day week are:
1. Fo - Council day
2. Nwuna- Sleep or death day
3. Nkyi - Taboo day
4. Kuru -Political day
5. Kwa –Rest day
6. Mono - Fresh start day


The Akan calendar is based on what the Akan call forty days, adaduanan; da - day, aduanan - forty. Within the Adaduanan 42-day cycle of the Akan Calendar are found four special days, collectively called dabɔne (bone evil) sacred days; Fɔdwo, Awukudae, Fofie and Akwasidae.


Two of these evil days are collectively called adae. The other two of those evil days are Fodwo and Fofi. The 42-day cycle begin on Fɔdwo and the other three dabɔne follow in nine-day intervals; Awukudae on the tenth day, Fofie on the nineteenth day, and Akwasidae on the twenty-eighth day. It takes a further 14 days to complete the Adaduanan.


No farming may be carried out on any dabɔne but hunting and gathering of food and firewood is permitted. No funerals may be held and no news of death may reach the ears of a chief and the living shrine of his ancestors while libations of alcohol and offerings of food are made to the blackened stools the permanent physical shrines of those ancestors on an adae days. Fɔdwo and Fofi days are associated with medico-religious symbols or purification and the intervention of anthropomorphic spirits inhabiting natural objects.
Akan African Art Memorial Head
Akan African Art Memorial Head 



Did you know

Most Akan peoples live in Ghana others dwell the eastern part of Côte d’Ivoire and parts of Togo.



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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Concept of Race African Genetics and Biology

Concept of Race African Genetics and Biology

Those people and race are a perception prevalent in elitist culture and history and has no foundation in the sciences. Ubuntu African philosophy "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" means that a person is a person through other people.






Love is the breath and life of the world

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff professor of Genetics and Biology at the David and Lyn Silfen University of Pennsylvania studying Africa's genetics,“If you ask somebody on the street what are the main differences between races they will say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff in an interview on October 12, 2017. This is wrong thinking because humans develop color with special cells in the skin containing pouches, called melanosomes packed with pigment molecules. The more pigment, the darker the skin and this has nothing to do with race.


Researchers found eight genetic variants in four narrow regions of the human genome that strongly influence pigmentation some making skin darker, and others make it lighter. These genes are shared across the globe, it turns out; one of them, for example, lightens skin in Europeans and Africans. The research “dispels a biological concept of race,” Dr. Tishkoff said.


There is an extensive amount of ethnic diversity in Africa and genetic evidence is now pointing to East Africa as the cradle of humanity. There is an extensive amount of ethnic diversity in Africa and genetic evidence is now pointing to East Africa as the cradle of humanity. In 1924, the Taung child a fossilized skull of a young child who lived about 2.8 million years ago in Taung, South Africa was discovered. Lucy at 3.2 million years old in November 1974 in the Afar region of Ethiopia was unearthed.

Ubuntu African philosophy "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" means that a person is a person through other people
Ubuntu African philosophy "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" means that a person is a person through other people

In 1987, three scientists announced in the journal Nature that they had found a common ancestor to us all, African Eve was a woman who lived in Africa 150,000 years ago. The theory is all people alive today can trace some of their genetic heritage through their mothers back to this one woman. In 2008 another species of Australopithecus, A. sediba was discovered in South Africa, it lived around 2 million years ago. Dr. Sarah Tishkoff is a professor of Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania studying genetic material variations, human evolution, and disease risk in global populations.


Since 2001, Dr. Tishkoff studies observable characteristics of ethnically diverse Africans, such as shape, stature, size, color, and behavior that results from the interaction of its genetic makeup with the environment. Her studies hope to reveal African history and how genetic variation can show for example why humans have different susceptibility to disease.


Dr. Tishkoff genetic diversity research can shed light on modern-day diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. Africa also has a high prevalence of several infectious diseases including HIV, malaria, and TB, resulting in millions of deaths per year. DNA samples from around 9,000 geographically and ethnically diverse Africans with distinct diets such as hunter-gatherers, pastoralists, and farmers were collected.  Dr. Tishkoff and her team studied 121 African populations, four African American populations, and 60 non-African populations.


The Khoisan people of Southern Africa was previously thought to possess the oldest DNA lineages, but those of the Sandawe tribe of central Tanzania are older. This suggests southern Khoisan originated in East Africa, according to Dr Tishkoff. Modern humans originated in Africa around 200,000 years ago and then spread across the rest of the globe within the past 100,000 years.


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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sawdust Sustainable Toilets

Sawdust Sustainable Toilets

Sawdust sustainable toilets will solve the lack of adequate good sanitation where the severe lack of water and toilets is a major concern for slums throughout Africa especially in the large slum of Kibera.


Densely populated slums such as Kenya's Kibera are installing sustainable sawdust toilets using a container with a lid, a toilet seat, and a regular supply of sawdust. 



Humanure Sawdust Sustainable Toilet


Waste from waterless toilets using sawdust, in slums of Kenya, are being processed into fertilizer and used to help produce animal feed.
Sawdust toilets
Kibera is one of Africa’s largest squatters’ settlements. Fifteen densely populated villages make up this slum. Life in Kibera is characterized by extreme poverty, high unemployment, lack of access to basic sanitation services, and high HIV/AIDS rates. In the Kibera settlement of Nairobi, Africa’s largest slum, more than 18 percent of children die before their 5th birthday.


Kibera slum is 617 acres or 2.5 square kilometers, a little smaller than New York’s Central Park. Only about 20 percent of Kibera has electricity and 10 percent of Kiberans have access to clean water. Sadly, there is currently no sewage system in the slums of Kibera. The severe lack of water and toilets is a major concern for slums throughout Kibera; poor sanitation is feared to be a looming public health disaster. More than a third of the global population lacks adequate sanitation, a problem that is even more pronounced in informal urban settlements and slums.


Fortunately, there are a few cost-effective, eco-friendly, sustainable toilet solutions out there that work for all kinds of environments. Waste from waterless toilets using sawdust, in slums of Kenya, are being processed into fertilizer and used to help produce animal feed. 


It is creative thinking, compost sanitation, which can increase the number of people who have access to proper sanitation. Toilets are important in the fight against water contamination and disease. However, because of water supplies and cost, conventional toilets do not always work in developing countries.


Humanure composting is simple and elegant; it does not require a special toilet seat, or tubing to divert urine from the compost mixture. All you need is a collection container, privacy, and sawdust, leaves, or dried grass to keep the toilets in working condition.



Did you know?
Kibera (Key-bear-a) is a Nubian word meaning Forest or Jungle. Kibera is one of Africa’s largest slums. Fifteen densely populated villages make up this slum. Residents of Kibera are officially squatters and do not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use the land, the land belongs to the government of Kenya. However, this does not stop slumlords from charging rent when families move into vacated shacks.


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

How to Make a No Sew Ankara Kimono

How to Make a No Sew Ankara Kimono

Ankara Kimono with no sew directions is as easy as it gets for sewing beginners.



How to Make a No Sew Ankara Kimono

Ankara Kimonos


Today we are making a fabulous Ankara Kimono with no sew directions. Kimonos come in infinite variations and this simple no sew design you will need 1 ½-yards Ankara fabric measuring 45 inches wide. Before beginning to cut, give yourself plenty of room to work with good lighting, check to see if there is a right and wrong side of the fabric or if there is a one-way design.

Ankara Kimono Supplies Needed
1 ½ yard Ankara fabric
Permanent hem tape
Scissors
Fabric marking pen or chalk
Measuring tape
Iron with steam

Directions
Measure out our fabric using the dimensions below and cut, measure hem tape and iron close the side seams.

How to make an Ankara Kimono


Hem the front opening, sleeves and bottom edges by turning over the edges first with a ½ inch seam, ironing and folding over again ½ inch and ironing in place using permanent hem tape.

How to make an Ankara Kimono


You’re done!



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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Angry Wind African Folktale Story

Angry Wind Story

Angry westward African winds message to humankind was interpreted wrong and her wind does not blow in the direction of peace.




Read and understand the message of the Angry African Wind African Folktale Story.

African Winds

Angry Wind African Folktale Story


The Wind summoned a Butterfly to give a message to humankind, saying, "Fly to Mankind, and tell them, "Love for mankind is the most precious reward that wisdom can offer"


The Butterfly started with the message, but while on her way was kidnapped by a Rabbit, who asked, "On what errand are you flying so quickly?"



The frightened Butterfly answered, "I am sent by the Wind to Mankind, to tell them that "Love for mankind is the most precious reward that wisdom can offer".


The Rabbit said, "As you are a slow messenger, let me go to take the message to the humans”. With these words, he ran off, and when he reached the leader of Mankind, he said, "I am sent by the Wind to tell you, ‘Love for Wind by mankind is the most precious reward that wisdom can offer".


Then the Rabbit returned to Wind thinking he will be in her good graces for delivering the message to humankind and repeated to her what he told to people not knowing he got the message wrong.


Wind rebuked Rabbit angrily, saying, "You dare come in my presence and tell the people a thing which I have not said! You dare, on your own accord replace the messenger I sent to the people! “


With these words, Wind whipped up a piece of wood, and struck the Rabbit on the nose. Since that day, the Rabbit's nose is slit because he angered the Wind.


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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Justice in Africa Adinkra Symbols With Meanings


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Justice African Adinkra Symbols With Meanings

Justice in Africa Adinkra symbols include Fawohodie, Sepow, Kontire ne Akwamu, Wo Nsa Da Mu A, Epa, Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu, Krado – Mmra and Ohene Adwa. Power, justice and punishment African Adinkra symbols are a one of a kind visual expression of West African heritage.




Eight Justice in Africa Adinkra symbols and meanings



Fawohodie
Symbolizes Liberty
Symbol of liberty, independence, freedom, emancipation
Fawohodie  Symbolizes Liberty  Symbol of liberty, independence, freedom, emancipation
Symbolizes Liberty


Sepow
Symbolizes Justice
Knife used in executions. This is plunged through the throat of the victim’s cheeks to prevent him from invoking a curse on the King.


Sepow Symbolizes Justice
Sepow Symbolizes Justice

Kontire ne Akwamu
Symbolizes elder’s reliance and Democracy meaning one head does not make up council.

Kontire ne Akwamu Symbolizes elder’s reliance and Democracy
Kontire ne Akwamu Symbolizes elder’s reliance and Democracy


Wo Nsa Da Mu A
Symbol of taking part in government and democracy, if you have your hands in the dish.


Wo Nsa Da Mu A Symbol of taking part in government and democracy
Wo Nsa Da Mu A Symbol of taking part in government and democracy

Epa
Symbolizes handcuffs, symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity


Epa Symbolizes handcuffs, symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity
Epa Symbolizes handcuffs, symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity


Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu or The Siamese Crocodiles
Symbolizes democracy and unity. The Siamese crocodiles share one stomach, yet they fight over food. This popular symbol is a remind that infighting and tribalism is harmful to all who engage in it.

Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu or The Siamese Crocodiles Symbolizes democracy and unity.
Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu or The Siamese Crocodiles Symbolizes democracy and unity.


Krado Mmra 
Symbolizes seal of law and order, authority of the court.

Krado Mmra  Symbolizes seal of law and order, authority of the court.
Krado Mmra  Symbolizes seal of law and order, authority of the court.

Ohene Adwa
Symbolizes the King’s stool and his authority.


Ohene Adwa Symbolizes the King’s stool and his authority.
Ohene Adwa Symbolizes the King’s stool and his authority.


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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Two Ingredients Grilled Sweet Plantains Recipe

Two Ingredients Grilled Sweet Plantains Recipe

Boli is a popular street food recipe of Nigeria. Whole sweet plantains are grilled and sold on street corners or in traffic by African street hawkers.


African street food hawkers teach how to grill sweet plantains perfectly.



African street food hawkers teach how to grill sweet plantains perfectly.
Boli grilled sweet plantains

Boli Two Ingredients Grilled Sweet Plantains Recipe


Ingredients    
4 large ripe yellow plantains     
1 teaspoon salt


Directions
Peel the plantains leave whole and place on top of grill. Grill plantains over very low coals for about 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with salt and serve.


Plantains on sale at market in Ibadan Nigeria
Plantains on sale at market in Ibadan Nigeria


Plantains on sale at market in Ibadan Nigeria
Plantains on sale at market in Ibadan Nigeria


Did you Know?

The street food trade or street hawking is a very popular trade in Ibadan Nigeria and sometimes the only way for some Nigerians to make a living. Many African families rely on hawking as the sole source of income. Ibadan is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 3 million, it is the third most populous city in Nigeria Africa.


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