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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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African Athletics All-Africa Games 50th Anniversary 2015

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The Unity Games formerly named All-Africa Games is a Olympic-style summer and para events. The 2023 All-Africa Unity Games will be hosted by Ghana. The Unity All-Africa Games is held every four years, one year before the Olymic Games. In 1965, the first Africa Games were held in Brazzaville Congo. The 52nd anniversary of the games from 1965-2023 will see a record number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to African athletes from 53 African Countries. African Athletics Africa Games  The All-Africa Games are organized by The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, which was founded in 1981 in Lome Togo. The All Africa Games were originally named the Friendship Games and then the Pan-African Games and now known as The Unity Games celebrate African athletics and African unity.  In 2012, the name changed again to Africa Games. One of the original All Africa Games supporters was an International Olympic Committee first African member, Egyptian sprinter Angelo Bol

Five how much do you know about coffee in Ethiopia

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Coffee in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia is Buna. Coffee is intertwined with culture and economy in Ethiopia. Coffee in Ethiopia. Next time you order your favorite coffee blend from Starbucks consider the fact you may be drinking Ethiopian coffee. Starbucks serves three varieties of Ethiopian coffee, Sidamo, Yirgacheffe and Harrar. Africa is the second largest of the earth's continents after Asia. Africa comprises almost ¼ of the world's total land mass. One country in Africa, in particular, is Ethiopia which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas, the second most populous country in Africa with Sidamo province credited as the birthplace of coffee. Legend has it that Kaldi, a goat herder who lived in Ethiopia, accidentally discovered coffee. One day, Kaldi observed his herd of goats chewing on red cherries from a tree he had never noticed before, after which they became energized. After trying them himself, Kaldi brought the cherries to a local mo

One-pot West African Goat Groundnut Stew Recipe

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Goat Groundnut Stew. The African Gourmet The costs for groceries especially fresh fruits and vegetables have more than doubled in the last years.  Also, the time and labor involved in preparing fresh fruits and vegetables are more troublesome than just buying ready-made fast food.  I hope to pass on what I have learned about African cooking in preparing healthy homemade cooked meals of meats, fruits and vegetables.  Slowly, put the word homemade back into your weekday routine by making Goat Groundnut Stew. Goat Groundnut Stew slow cooked. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1 hour 15 min Total time: 1 hour 35 min Yield: 8 servings Serving size: 8 ounces Calories per serving: 250 cal Fat per serving: 4 g Ingredients Palm oil: 2 tablespoons Goat meat cut into small chunks: 1 pound Vegetable stock: 5 cups Medium onion, chopped: 1 Large bell pepper finely chopped: 1 Minced garlic: 1 teaspoon Crushed tomatoes: 16 oz can Red pepper flake: 1 tablespoon C

Child labour in African agriculture is usually subsistence and commercial farming

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Child labour in African agriculture is usually subsistence and commercial farming Many everyday items are produced by child labor in Africa such as clothes, soccer balls, carpets, coffee and chocolate. Child Labor in Africa The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines child labor as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity. Nine percent of African children are in hazardous work; this is the highest of all the world’s regions. UNICEF 2006 survey on sex tourism along Kenya's coastline reported that around 3,000 girls worked as commercial sex workers, and nearly half of them started as young as 12 or 13 years of age. Some African regions with high child labor rates have been among those most affected by situations of war, military coops, poor government and crisis, which in turn heightens the risk of child labor. The agricultural sector is the largest employer of children worldwide, accounting for 70 percent of

Ancient African Viagra Green Fig Tea Recipe

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It is a common belief that male lovers to increase virility commonly ate unripe green figs. Rumored to be the beautiful Egyptian Queen Cleopatra’s favorite fruit, figs have been associated with sexuality since ancient times. A virile recipe given to me by one of friends is African Green Fig Tea. The ancient Viagra tea recipe is surely a tribute to the fig’s vigor and strength giving passionate qualities. Ancient African Viagra Green Fig Tea Recipe African Recipes by The African Gourmet Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 5 min Green Fig Tea Ingredients 6 green figs 3 fig leaves 4 cups water Desired amount of lemon juice Directions Cut up figs and leaves roughly and place into a large size saucepan along with water. Steep for 1 hour, process through a sieve to remove the pulp. Add a little lemon juice if preferred, serve hot or chilled and enjoy your evening! Did you know Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control bl

Supakanja aka Gambian Fish Stew

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Supakanja The Gambian Fish Stew, is a staple in the African country The Gambia. Supakaja is to The Gambia what chicken soup is to American households in the United States. Learn how to cook 30-minute healthy   Supakanja The Gambian Fish Stew  African food recipes today. Supakanja The Gambia Fish Stew Recipe Yield 5-6 servings Ingredients 3 filets of any smoked fish 4 cups chopped fresh okra 2 yellow onions chopped 3 cloves garlic crushed 3 cups vegetable stock 2 large unpeeled white potatoes One 14 ounce can tomatoes Pepper to taste Directions In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic and onions one minute. Drain tomatoes. Add all ingredients together in the large pot and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Tamarind Mango Jam Recipe

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Give Me Some Sweet and Sour Tamarind Mango Jam Recipe Tamarind Mango Jam Tamarindus indica or tamarind tree is native to tropical Africa; the tree grows wild throughout the Sudans, Madagascar and most of tropical Africa.   The tamarind fruit is very popular in some regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The pulp is sour and is regularly used to create a delicious jam. Yields about 3 half-pint jars Ingredients 2 large ripe mango 1 teaspoon tamarind paste 4 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon butter (optional) Directions Sterilize three half-pint jars according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Slice mango and place in a medium size saucepan with tamarind and lemon juice.  Using a potato masher, begin breaking up mango slices until the texture becomes creamy. Simmer 3 minutes on medium-high heat being careful not to burn.  Add the sugar and slowly stir mixture. Add butter to reduce the foam. Boil until mixture is 220F. Do not over boil

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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