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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Rice and Beans Ghana Style

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Waakye Rice and Beans Ghana Style 


Waakye is a popular easy to make Ghanaian dish of rice and beans and is a meal itself or served as a side with boiled eggs, salad, grilled fish, chicken, goat, pasta or vegetables. 
Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 30 min  Total time: 40 min 
Waakye Rice and Beans Ghana Style 
Ingredients
2 cups white rice
2 15.5 ounce cans red beans
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons shito (pepper) sauce or 1 chopped hot pepper
½ teaspoon baking soda or 2 dry sorghum leaves
4 cups water

Directions
In a large pot add all ingredients and simmer until rice is cooked about 30 minutes. Serve with boiled eggs, grilled fish, chicken, goat or vegetables.


Information on Cameroon

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Three quick facts about the Republic of Cameroon


Information on Cameroon
Three quick facts about the Republic of Cameroon; Mount Cameroon is the highest mountain in Sub-Saharan West Africa and an active volcano, former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country, and The Republic of Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry.
Interesting Cameroon facts
Cameroon naming In the 15th century, Portuguese explorers named the area near the mouth of the Wouri River the Rio dos Camaroes (River of Prawns) after the abundant shrimp in the water; over time, the designation became Cameroon in English; this is the only instance where a country is named after a crustacean

Nationality Noun: Cameroonian(s) Adjective: Cameroonian

Life expectancy at birth Total population: 59.4 years Male: 58 years Female: 60.9 years Country comparison to the world: 210


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Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend Recipe

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Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend Recipe Berbere is a popular ingredient in spicy Ethiopian spice blends. It's used to season meats, chicken and veggies, beans, and nuts. Berbere is used in many low-sodium dishes as a salt alternative.

Three Berbere Spice Facts. Berbere is a hot spice blend that is an integral ingredient in Ethiopian cuisine. Berbere name means hot in Amharic. Berbere is pronounced bear-bear-ee.

Create our easy homemade Ethiopian Berbere spice blend at home. Learn to make Ethiopian African Spice Blend Recipe, there are more exciting spices in your food life than just salt and pepper.
Ethiopian Berber spice blend, save money and make organic Ethiopian Berbere spice blend at home without additives or preservatives.
Let's make Ethiopian Berbere spice blend
Ingredients 1/2 cup ground dried spicy chilies 1/4 cup paprika 1 teaspoon ground powdered ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt …

Picking Cotton in Modern Day Africa

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African cotton economy in regards to cotton plantation owners and everyday Benin citizens benefit from the cotton economy but not equally. Cotton in Africa mostly benefits plantation owners, shipping merchants, and the textile industry.

Picking Cotton in Modern Day Africa
Where is Benin

Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a West African kingdom that raised to prominence in about 1600 and over the next 250 years became a regional power, largely based on its slave trade.
Benin is located in Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo. Benin is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. The languages of Benin include French the official language, Fon and Yoruba, and numerous tribal languages.

The population of Benin is mainly located in the south, with the highest concentration of Beninese people living in and around the cities on the Atlantic coast. Most of the north of Benin remains sparsely populated with higher concentrations of residents in the west. Never…

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