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Rice and Beans Ghana Style

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Waakye Rice and Beans Ghana Style
African recipes by African Gourmet

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

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.


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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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Spice Blend Recipe
Ethiopian Berbere Spice Recipe
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.
Simple Africa Spice Blend Recipe
By Chic African Culture



Save money and make organic Ethiopian Berbere spice blend at home without additives or preservatives.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Ethiopian Berber spice blend
Ingredients: 1/2 cup ground dried spicy chiles 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 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Directions: Finely grind fenugreek seeds and combine well with remaining ingredients


3 Berbere Facts
Berbere is a hot spice blend that is an integral ingredient in Ethiopian cu…

Picking Cotton in Modern Day Africa

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African Cotton Economy


Cotton is King in Benin




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. Nevertheless, no matter Beninese people live, almost half the population is dependent on cotton to earn a living.

Cotton in Benin

The economy of Benin is dependent on subsistence a…