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Plant health equals human health

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Gardening plants does wonders for your own wellbeing since the physical exercise can contribute to a healthy weight and blood pressure levels, and just interacting with plant life can improve your mood and mental health.

Plants make up 80% of the food we eat and produce 98% of the oxygen we breathe.

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.

Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet we often do not pay
enough attention to keeping them healthy. This can have devastating results. Up to 40 percent of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture the primary source of income for rural poor communities.

Plant health is increasingly under threat. Climate change and human activities have altered ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and creating new niches where pests can thrive. At the same time, international travel and …

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White Soup Nsala and Eba Recipe

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Nsala African food recipe is also known as white soup, a thick and spicy soup made with fish, liver, honeycomb tripe and chicken. Depending on the tribe and the region in Nigeria, the recipe ingredients change according to what is available on the menu.


Learn to make White Soup Nsala and Eba African Food Recipe
White Soup Nsala Recipe Ingredients and Directions
Ingredients
4 skinless chicken thighs
1 pound chicken liver
4 any type of fish fillets
1 pound honeycomb beef tripe, cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces
1 small cassava, peeled and diced
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
5 whole black peppercorns
2 tablespoons ground red pepper
2 tablespoons ground curry
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Water to cover

Directions
Heat the oil in the large stew pot, add onions and cook until slightly soft. Add tripe, add spices, cover with water and reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. A…

Africa's Best Smoked Fish Soup

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Food of Africa Easy Fish Soup


African Food is simple but flavorful and delicious so make our African fish recipe of Africa's Best Smoked Fish Soup. It takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. The key ingredient to this African stew dish is peanut butter and curry spice.


Africa's Best Smoked Fish Soup Ingredients and Step by Step Directions.
Ingredients
1 large smoked fish
1 large onion, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ground curry powder
2 teaspoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons tomato paste
4 any type hot peppers
3 garlic cloves
3 cups vegetable broth

Directions
In a large pot, sauté onions in oil then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and pepper. Let cook for 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and nut paste, and then let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the fish, chili's, salt and curry. Simmer at very low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with fresh bread, cornmeal, potatoes, plantains, cassava or rice.

African food recipes are easy …

Tswana African Vegetable Stew Recipe

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African food recipes benefit everyone everywhere.
Many African food ingredients are unknown outside places of origin in Africa however, in recent years many traditional food products from Africa have made their way into grocery stores.


As a result, people have found out about food item like cocoyam, and many are curious to try them out. Preparing African food recipes helps to keep African food cooking traditions alive.

For example, Imbuya in the Setswana language is African spinach. Imbuya is a tropical leaf vegetable grown in most tropical regions of Africa and is an important traditional vegetable crop in the cooking lives of millions of Africans.

Vegetable Stew cooked by South Africa and Botswana Tswana people with spinach, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices. Our African vegetable stew recipe is easy to make and made vegan, vegetarian or with chicken.


Tswana African Vegetable Stew Recipe Ingredients and Directions.
Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 35 min

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today

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Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today.
An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep.
Everyone thinks their own spit tastes good.
By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a strand of hair.
The spider and fly cannot make a bargain.
The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.
Those who refuse to obey cannot command.
War ends nothing.
Using African Proverbs when you listen to good advice, take it in and pass it on. Good advice intelligence is not limited to those who follow a straight and narrow path, often times the best advice comes from those who have been there, done that and learned the hard way.









African proverbs had been used for centuries not only their parents, grandparents and ancestors but also all over the world. African proverbs communicate timeless good advice about truth and sincerity, kindness and wickedness and wisdom and foolishness. African proverbs touch the place in our hearts where we are si…

African Swahili Chicken Stew

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African Swahili Chicken Stew is a delicious meal with chicken, coconut milk and ten spices, onions and garlic. African chicken soup recipes are truly the ultimate one pot, meal, slowly cooked comfort food served with rice. We like it so much we make double the recipe to take for lunch 2 days a week as well as dinner every Sunday evening.
African food recipes are easy to make at home.
Beauty in making the best African Swahili Chicken Stew Recipe.
Ingredients
4 chicken breasts, each cut into three long strips
2 tablespoons palm oil
5 cups chicken stock
2 cups coconut milk
3 chopped tomatoes
2 onions, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
2 red chilies, chopped
1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves

How to make African Swahili Chicken Stew Heat a large…

The British Were Arrogant | Ekumeku Underground Resistance Movement

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The British Were Arrogant | Ekumeku Underground Resistance Movement
Invasion of British troops was a catastrophe for the ingenious Igbo African way of life, but the Ekumeku underground resistance movement attempted to right the wrong.



British attitudes towards the Igbo peopleThe British were arrogant and domineering and from this the foundations of a resistance movement which became known as the Ekumeku was born. The Ekumeku was an underground movement of resistance to the British Royal Niger Company, British-trader, missionary and bureaucrats whose uprisings are legendary in Nigerian history.

British rule of the Western Igbo’s of Nigeria led to unfair rules against ingenious religious and political practices, the establishment of courts, and legal security to missionaries. Igbos considered all these as unwelcoming to their traditional way of life especially since they had no legal authority or input into the life-altering changes. The state of affairs catapulted the Ekumeku forces by …