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All About The Endangered African Wild Dog

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All About The endangered African Wild Dog, Lycaon Pictus

African Wild Dog The endangered African Wild Dog differs from others in its class for example wolves in that they have four toes instead of five.

All About The Endangered African Wild Dog also known as Lycaon pictus, Cape Hunting Dog, and the Painted Hunting Dog.
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
12-26-2009


The endangered African Wild Dog, Lycaon Pictus is a canidae, a group of meat-eaters that includes dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals. African Wild Dog also known as the African Painted Dog is found only in Africa living in savannas and lightly wooded areas.


African Wild Dogs have disappeared from much of their former range. Their population is currently estimated at approximately 6,600, Historical data indicate that African Wild Dogs were formerly distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa, from the desert to mountains. The endangered African Wild Dog coats are spotted in shades of brown, black and…

Dominique Saatenang the first Black African Shaolin master

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Dominique Saatenang the first Black African Shaolin master
Dominique Saatenang the first Black African Shaolin master Former African Prince Dominique Saatenang is Africa’s Bruce Lee who learned Kung Fu at China’s famous Shaolin Temple. The Chinese call Saatenang, DMS The Black Eagle.
Africa's answer to Bruce Lee, Dominique Saatenang
Dominique Saatenang, a Cameroonian tribal king's son swapped his royal robe for that of a Chinese Kung Fu fighter determined to master Kung Fu after watching Bruce Lee's “Enter the Dragon. “ His mission, he says, is to train international "ambassadors of Kung Fu ".
Saatenang soon after met a Chinese doctor living in Cameroon, who also knew Kung Fu. They co-founded a martial arts association in Gabon.  Saatenang began traveling throughout the country to organize Kung Fu performances and training courses.
Saatenang is cooperating with the governments of five African countries to send two university students from each country to study at S…

Monarch King of the Zulu King Goodwill

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Monarch King of the Zulu King Goodwill Zulu King Goodwill is a monarch who holds no formal political power, fulfilling the spiritual and ceremonial needs of the South African Zulu nation.The capital of KwaZulu-Natal is Pietermaritzburg. KwaZulu-Natal province stretches from Port Edward in the south to the borders of eSwatini and Mozambique to the north. North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for its beaches and also known as the place where the Zulu King, Shaka, was buried.KwaZulu-Natal is the only province with a monarchy specifically provided for in South Africa's Constitution that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu and Natal Province were merged. KwaZulu-Natal is the home to the Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu who receives an income from the government for his position. 

The Zulu royal family consists of the reigning monarch of the Zulus of South Africa, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu son of Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon. His wives S…

South African Indian Mango Beetroot Chutney Recipe

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South African Indian Mango Beetroot Chutney Recipe

Chutney Recipe Durban South Africa has one of the largest concentrations of Indian people outside of India and South African Indian food recipes are a source of pride.

South African Indian Mango Beet Chutney Recipe
African Recipes by African Gourmet

Use Mango Beet chutney in place of relish, mustard, ketchup and salsa. Beets and mangoes are among the sweetest natural foods and contain even more sugar that carrots. 

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 30 Total time: 40 min

Beta vulgaris or beets come in a range of colors, from dark red to red-and-white striped to deep gold to milky white. Beets are mainly grown for their large roots but the leaves can also be eaten as spinach. In South Africa beets are widely grown in home gardens throughout the country.


South African Indian Mango Beet Chutney Recipe
Ingredients

1 large can beets and liquid ½ onion, finely chopped ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 cup sugar 2 cups dried finely chopped mango 1 cup golden …

Ananse Means Teller of Stories and Spider in Akan

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Ananse carrier of messages teller of stories and means spider in Akan. This is why the carrier of messages or stories is usually depicted as a spider.



Ananse is very clever and can change into many forms of life. Being so clever Awuku also goes by the name Ananse or Anansi the great spider, owner of all of the stories of the Gods, swift messenger of Nyame the sky God who knows all and sees all. Awuku (ah-woo’-koo) is the communicator of information between the mortal and divine. 
The Akan Awuku opens the mouth of the departed so that they may be able to communicate with Gods. Awuku is also known as the creator of clever and cunning acts. 

Being so clever Awuku also goes by the name Ananse the great spider, owner of all of the stories of the Gods, swift messenger of Nyame the sky God who knows all and sees all. 


Awuku or Ananse carries messages for the great mother Nyamewaa and father Nyame who are the Supreme Being.



Let us break down the name Ananse:



ANANSE


ANAN means foot in Akan.

SE in Aka…

Guinea-Bissau is the 5th largest cashew nut producer

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Guinea-Bissau is the 5th largest cashew nut producerGuinea-Bissau is the world's fifth-largest cashew exporter behind India, Vietnam, Cote d'Ivoire, and Brazil and a major exporter of illegally logged African Rosewood. 



Cashew Nuts and Rosewood from Africa's Guinea-Bissau
Average daily consumption of the Guinea-Bissau people is .85 cents, which means the average amount of money people live on in Guinea-Bissau, is .85 cents per day. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on no more than $1.25 per day. It is not surprising to see a potentially profitable illegal logging of African Rosewood emerges in a society with such high levels of poverty.
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau exports cashew nuts, shrimp, peanuts, palm kernels, sawn timber particularly illegal logging of African Rosewood. Guinea-Bissau is one of the world's biggest producers of cashew nuts, however; profitable illegal logging of African Rosewood caused a decrease in the price of cashews, which is Gu…

Africa is Holding Tight to the Christian Faith

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Ghana Holding Tight to the Christian Faith
Africa Christian Christian growth on the continent is strong, by 2025 there will be 633 million Christians in Africa. Currently in Ghana, 62 percent of the population is of the Christian faith, 22 percent are Evangelical Christians. In Africa Ghana is Holding Tight to the Christian Faith
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
8-18-2009
Ghana Africa 62 - 71 percent of the population profess Christianity as their religion.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is a Protestant church in Ghana founded by the Basel missionaries in 1828. The church is a founding member of the Christian Council of Ghana. The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) was founded on October 30, 1929 by five churches namely African Methodist Episcopal (AME), Zion Church, English Church Mission, Ewe Presbyterian Church now Evangelical Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast and Wesleyan Methodist Church now the Methodist Church Ghana.



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God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers

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Children African Proverbs We Love
God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers.



















Children African Proverbs We Love If the herders are lost the sheep will get lost. - African Proverb

A small hole not mended in time will become a big hole much more difficult to mend. - African Proverb

Work the clay while it is still wet. - African Proverb

Love has twenty pairs of eyes. - African Proverb

Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time. - African Proverb

Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. - African Proverb

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. - African Proverb

Honor a child and he will honor you. - African Proverb


Mother Quotes and Sayings We Love A child may have too much of its mother's blessing.

Wars detested by mothers.

Children suck the mother when they are young, and the father when they are old.

Our mothers give to our spirit heat, our fathers light.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Education co…

What Is the Wettest Country in Africa

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What Is the Wettest Country in Africa
What Is the Wettest Country in Africa

Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Equatorial Guinea are the wettest countries in Africa according to The World Bank weather, water, and climate statistics. Africa has the world’s least developed weather, water, and climate observation network, with half of its surface weather stations not reporting accurate data.All crops need water to grow and produce yields. The most important source of water for crop growth in Africa is rainfall. Too much water means a waste of water which is so precious in dry countries. 

It can also lead to a rise of the groundwater table and an undesirable saturation of the root zone. Too little water during the growing season causes the plants to wilt. Long periods during which the water supply is insufficient, resulting in loss of yield or even crop failure.
The climate determines the amount, intensity and distribution of rainfall which have a direct influence on the effective rainfall. When rain…

Kwame Nkrumah Ghana first to achieve independence in 1957

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Kwame Nkrumah Ghana first to achieve independence in 1957
Kwame Nkrumah Ghana first to achieve independence in 1957


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Kwame Nkrumah history

First educated by Catholic missionaries Kwame Nkrumah was the first African-born Prime Minister of Ghana. Nkrumah was a prominent political leader of Africa’s Gold Coast, now Ghana. He also evaded several assassination attempts.
Kwame Nkrumah born in Nkroful, Gold Coast he was the leader of the Gold Coast's movement toward independence from Britain during the 1940s and '50s, headed the new nation of Ghana following its independence in 1957 until 1966, when he was overthrown by a coup. History of Kwame NkrumahIn the period of African colonial independence, the beacon country from Africa was Ghana, first to achieve independence in 1957. The new nation's most influential figure was its prime minister, later president, Kwame Nkrumah. When Nkrumah was born in 1910, Ghana was still the Gold Coast, a British colony known for its p…

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