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Powerful, one-eyed and plus-sized Queens of Africa

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Powerful Queen Shanakdakhete, one-eyed Queen Amanitore and plus-sized Queen Amanishakheto are three well-known women rulers of Africa's Kush and the Meroë Empires. The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient kingdom in Nubia what is now named Sudan which is just south of Egypt. Sudan is situated in Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. The Sudans were the largest country in Africa until 2011 when Sudan and South Sudan became two separate countries. Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. Sudan has more than 350 pyramids, double the number found in Egypt and many are dedicated to women rulers. Meroe thrived as the capital of Kush between from around 750 BCE to 350 CE and became renowned as a city of tremendous wealth. Located on the Nile in the region of modern-day Sudan, Meroe grew rich from trade and its ironworks and abundant grain supply ensured a steady production of goods others wanted and needed; bu

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Top Five Potato Planting Countries in Africa

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The potato is grown in 37 African countries. Egypt is Africa's number one potato producer and South Africa is sub-Saharan Africa largest potato producer. Top 5 African Potato Planters. About African potato farming land areas. Egypt Egypt is the biggest supplier of potatoes to the European Union growing potatoes mostly in the Nile Valley and the Nile Delta. Algeria The main potato growing areas in Algeria are along the Mediterranean coast where a mild climate permits year-round potato production. South Africa The four major potato producing areas in South Africa are Limpopo in the northernmost province of South Africa, Western and Eastern Free State in the North West including the Sandveld area. Morocco The potato is now Morocco&#

Baked Black-Eyed Pea Casserole with Rice and Herbs

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Mix cans of black-eyed peas herbs and shallots into a meatless vegetarian casserole dish creamy inside, crisp on top, casserole reheats beautifully. Our recipe for baked black-eyed pea casserole with herbs and shallots is where you open up a few cans of black-eyed peas, mix everything together. The casserole dish also has fresh flavors from fresh shallots, tomatoes and herbs. This is a meatless vegetarian dish gets finished off with a crunchy, butter-dotted crust of Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Baked black-eyed pea casserole is creamy inside, crisp on top and when you scoop up this casserole you see the pink shallots, the green flecks of herbs, and of course the golden creaminess of cheese and black-eyed peas. The casserole reheats beautifully and pairs with a fresh green salad. It is the ideal balance between hearty, comforting, wholesome, and light. The casserole can be prepared and assembled up to one day in advance, just cover and store in the refrigerator. When baked stra

Make Yoruba Asun Peppery Goat Stir-Fry

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Asun is a stir fry recipe for spicy goat meat made by the Yoruba ethnic tribe in Nigeria. Yoruba tribal nation makes up around 16% of Nigeria's population making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa behind the Hausa and Igbo. Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups. The female goat is used in most recipes because the meat from female goats is tenderer. Goat meat is consumed widely throughout Nigeria. Goat meat is unique in flavor and palatability. It is leaner than many other red meats and usually less tender. If you add too much liquids you pan will cool down too fast and your goat will simmer and not fry and you need your goat meat to fry. To make a good Asun Spicy Goat stir-fry, you absolutely must have an extremely hot sauté pan or wok. Just keep in mind, goat meat should never be served rare, it must be thoroughly and well cooked. Yoruba Amala is a starch dish typically made from yam or plantain flour. Eat your Asu

Majority of Africans are Christians

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The majority of Africans are Christians, here is a percentage chart and explanation of the major African religions. Did you know: Twenty-nine African countries are predominantly Christian,13 majority Islamic, one African county is majority Hindu and and one Indigenous beliefs . Keep in mind most religions on the African continent are practiced in a combination of religious belief platforms as it is a common scene to see Voodoo and Christianity practiced side by side in many West African countries. The majority of Africans are Christians. Brief description of major African Religions. Animism. Animism is the belief that non-human entities contain souls or spirits. Animism the World’s Oldest Religion, in Africa today Animist beliefs and organized religious practices such as Islam and Christianity are practiced side by side. Animism is from the Latin word anima, meaning breath, spirit, and life. Christianity. Christianity's central belief maintains Jesus of Nazareth is the prom

Percent of fat people in Africa

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Libya has the highest obesity rates in Africa while Ethiopia has the lowest. List of countries and percent of adults aged 18 and over considered obese. Here is a list of countries and percent of adults aged 18 and over considered obese in Africa. The five most obese African countries are Libya, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria and Tunisia.  Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index greater to or equal to 30. Most of the world's population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight, this includes Africa despite the media perception of starving Africans. Throughout Africa as part of the trend toward greater consumption of convenience foods, demand for fried potatoes is increasing. Over-consumption of these high-energy products, along with reduced physical activity, can lead to overweight. Therefore the role of fried foods in the African diet must be taken into consideration in efforts to prevent overweight, obese and diet related n

Depending On Others for Love and Happiness African Proverbs

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Depending on others for love and happiness African proverb quotes explains why an emotional dependency is like building a house on shifting sands. Loaned love African proverb. Relying on others for love is an unreliable supply of long-term happiness, the following African proverb quotes explains why. Nobody can use another person's teeth to smile. It is best for us to be like a tall tree. Self-respect breeds respect from others. Do not believe what you hear before you see it. The needy one takes home a rotten fish. Do not show a bone to a hyena. We do not look after our crops until it is eaten by insets. Do not build a house that is tilted on one side. Do not kill yourself with your own sphere. The firewood you fetch is the one that burns you. Do not allow someone to milk your cow while keeping an eye out for an open gate. If you want to eat the best part of the cow, kill your own. African Proverb More self-sufficient love and happiness African proverbs and quot

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