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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Kru San Pedro African Seafood Recipe at Home

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Sautéed fish is a traditional fish recipe among the Kru San-Pédro communities on coastal Côte d’Ivoire and is the perfect new recipe to try with friends. Kru people are an indigenous people of Africa. The Kru belong to small independent tribal communities in Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone whose occupations were predominantly experts in navigating and sailing the Atlantic Ocean. Kru San-Pédro Sautéed Fish Fishing in Côte d’Ivoire is big business; from trawling fishing grounds to family fisheries casting nets to lone fishermen using dugout canoes. Côte d’Ivoire is located in Western Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, sharing it’s boarders with Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Mali. The small 515 kilometer or 320 mile Côte d’Ivoire coast line is the 23 rd longest in Africa. In this 28 th largest African country lives the highest concentration of Ivoirian people who reside in and around the port town cities on the Atlantic coast. San-Pédro is a port town in so

Quilting is a part of the fight for freedom

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Quilting fabric symbols mirrors African and African American history. African slaves combined quilt patterns and hand sewing as a path to freedom. Log Cabin quilt pattern hung on the fence of an anti-slavery safe house it symbolized danger or safety.  No one is exactly sure when quilting began, but from evidence found in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt. It seems that people wore quilted clothing as many as 5000 years ago. An ivory carving in the British Museum depicts the first Egyptian Dynasty king wearing a quilted mantle scarf. The history of quilts began long before newspapers and books and certainly before European settlers arrived in their New World. We need to be aware that quilt history pre civil war from 1619-1865 did not yet have the guidelines for good quilt history research that is used today. Oral history has been around longer than written history. Quilts served as clothing, bedding, window and door coverings and freedom for African slaves. Coded quilts of African

Giant Size Small Size Countries in Africa

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Land is continents and islands solid part of their surface not covered by water on the Earth surface. Throughout Africa, more than 90 percent of the rural communal land and prime land is undocumented and squatters on public land are home to 60 percent of urban dwellers in Africa. “Land governance issues need to be front and center in Africa to maintain and better its surging growth and achieve its development promise,” says Frank Byamugisha, author of the report and Lead Land Specialist in the World Bank’s Africa Region. “Our findings provide a useful, policy-oriented roadmap for African countries and communities to secure their own land for building shared prosperity.” Inefficient land administration, weak governance and corruption to the land governance system in many African countries will fuel the land grab surge. An example of poor government is the fact that Ghana, Kenya and Uganda each have fewer than 10 professional land surveyors per one million people. Land tenure legal

Death By Honey African Folklore

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Folklore story of Koelle who has two wives, one wife brought him honey and the other wife was selfish is the traditional beliefs and story of a home where honey caused the death of a wife. Dying Over Honey African Folklore. Koelle had two wives. One day both went to fetch firewood together. The younger discovered some honey. The wives harvested the honey and when they had finished, both sat down and ate heartily. The older wife paused eating the honey after a while and set some aside. When they both were done eating, they went to finish collecting their firewood. When they rose up, the younger wife saw the elder one had some honey in her hand; she said, "Why did you not ask my permission to eat and set aside? "The elder said," You have given birth to no children, and have only a husband to take care of, and you ask why I did not seek your permission? You should have remembered your husband. As for me, I am saving honey for my husband." The younger wife looked

Systems of Government in Africa today that are not Tribal

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There are many different forms of government types in Africa but really just five apply today not including local tribal leaders which wield just as much influence as official government systems throughout Africa. The five types of systems of government in Africa are Absolute Monarchy, Federal Parliamentary Republic, Transitioning, Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Republic. The key characteristic of African governments is how two main forms obtain political power; being voting and traditional succession. The governance of African nations differs significantly based on who has power. The are 36 African counties that are Presidential Republic government systems, seven are Parliamentary Republic, six are Semi-Presidential Republic, two are Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy, two are Federal Parliamentary Republic, one is a Federal Presidential Republic, one is In Transition, and one is an Absolute Monarchy. For reference, the United States of America is a const

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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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