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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Tribal Beauty | Ndebele Distinct Cultural Identity

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Ndebele peoples culture Southern and Northern African Ndebele people preserved their cultural identity. Art, life, and language profile for Ndebele of South African and Zimbabwe culture. Southern African Ndebele people maintained the use of the isiNdebele language, rituals, customs and art forms as a means of asserting their African Ndebele identity and resistance to outsiders. Ndebele African people tribe art, history, and language. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture The Nguni tribes represent nearly two-thirds of South Africa's Black population divided into four distinct groups; the Central Nguni (the Zulu-speaking peoples), the Southern Nguni (the Xhosa-speaking peoples), the Swazi people from Swaziland and adjacent areas and the Ndebele people of the Northern Province and Mpumalanga. Traditionally the Ndebele wife would wear rings called idzila as a status symbol around her arms, legs, and neck. These outward symbols can be removed only in case

Egyptian shay bil na'na' or mint tea

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Making Egyptian shay bil na'na' or mint tea from scratch is easy.  Egyptian shay bil na'na' or mint tea is dried mint mixed with tea leaves and the mixture is brewed like regular tea. Egyptian shay bil na'na' or mint tea Ingredients: 2 sprigs dried mint 3 tablespoons loose tea 3 cups high quality water Sugar optional Directions: In a pot that has a tea diffuser add the tea and mint. Pour the water of water over the tea leaves (boiling water may destroy the taste of your tea leaves if you are using green or white loose tea). Wait for the leaves to infuse, the time depends on your taste, longer brews for a richer taste, shorter for a lighter taste.

Make Easy Dried Hibiscus Flowers Red Party Punch

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Pretty red punch from Ghana made with eatable flowers is a classic red flower party punch recipe made by steeping dried hibiscus flowers​. Red is the most popular color used on flags in the world, it's also the international color for stop but you won't stop drinking Sobolo a lively red Ghanaian red punch made by steeping dried hibiscus flowers. Tartly sweet dried hibiscus flowers red party punch is an ideal solution for serving up a big batch of party drinks. No need to take individual orders just make up a batch before the party and serve, allowing you time to enjoy your guests.  Here's how to make punch that will keep guests coming back for more. you can mix and match to create a variety of punch recipes.  Below is the basic recipe to make 1/2 gallon of punch, which is enough for eight servings.  Dried Hibiscus Flowers Red Party Punch. Ingredients. 3 cups dried hibiscus flowers. 10 cups high-quality water. 2 cups sugar.  Citrus fruit slices. Sliced fresh strawberr

Brief History Of Madagascar

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Brief History Of Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. Because of its location Madagascar developed in isolation, the African island nation is famed for its unique wildlife. Brief History Of Madagascar Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 1-6-2010 Brief glimpse into the history of Madagascar Madagascar Harvesting banana leaves in Madagascar 1969 Madagascar was one of the last major regions on earth colonized. The earliest settlers from present-day Indonesia arrived between A.D. 350 and 550. The island attracted Arab and Persian traders as early as the 7th century, and migrants from Africa arrived around A.D. 1000. Madagascar was a pirate stronghold during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and served as a slave-trading center into the 19th century. Madagascar, also known as the Republic of Madagascar, is an island in the Indian Ocean found off the southeastern coast of Afric

Moroccan Almond Honey Chicken Recipe

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Moroccan food is considered one of the most diverse foods around the globe. Morocco is one of the most visited African countries throughout time and history and one of the main reasons Morocco remains popular is because of the food. How to Make Moroccan Almond Honey Chicken Moroccan Honey Chicken, the food of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisines.  The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat, and Tetouan refined Moroccan food over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan food recipes today. Moroccan Almond Honey Chicken Serves 6 African food Total time from start to finish 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients 2 teaspoons butter 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 chicken cut into pieces 2 chopped medium onions 1 chopped clove garlic 1 cup ground almonds 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoons pepper 1/2 cup honey 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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