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Mozambique in Pictures

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Mozambique in Pictures

Mozambique in Africa Officially the Republic of Mozambique, it is a former Portuguese colony located in Southeast Africa.

Mozambique in Pictures
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
4-27-2012


The historical sites of Mozambique from the Fort of São Sebastiãoto the Polana Church, to Sailing in Ilha de Moçambique and shopping in the numerous markets in Xai-Xai makes the African country of Mozambique a popular tourist destination.


















Maasai Cattle and Children Are Maasai Treasures

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Maasai Cattle and Children Are Maasai Treasures
Maasai Cattle and Children Are Maasai Treasures
Maasai tribes feel that their society has been given less thought and respect than that of wild animals. Cattle and children are an important aspect to the Maasai people.


The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. Maasai own large herds of cattle, sheep, and goats which they follow around seasonally in search of new grazing grounds and water sources. Traditionally Maasai tribes have been an independent tribe.

Cattle and children are an important aspect to the Maasai people. Cattle play a central role in the life of the Maasai. Cattle represent food and power; the more cattle a Maasai has, the richer he is and therefore the more power and influence he will have within his tribe.

Individual, families, and clans established close ties through giving or exchange of cattle. While the Maasai tradi…

Everyone Walks Around Naked and Other Myths About Africa

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Lies About Africa
Lies People Believe About Africa
Below are many lies, lies and more lies about Africa and African people that are debunked but are still believed to be true. Lies about Africa and African people that are debunked
By Chic African Culture


Africa is Dangerous Africa is a continent with revolutions, child soldiers, and stolen children making the news almost every day, it is no wonder the myth about Africa being a dangerous place is a common. "If it bleeds it leads" of course, as we all know bad news sells papers, therefore you do not get to hear about the good things that happen in Africa unless you seek the positive stories out on your own. 

Given the size of the continent, it is not hard to see that there are many perfectly peaceful and safe places in Africa as well as places to avoid, just like any area across the world. There are people in every African country going to work every day, worshiping at church services, laughing with friends a…

Ghana History of Krobo People and Beads

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Ghana History of Krobo People and Beads
Ghana History of Krobo People and Beads
After learning about Ghana's Krobo people and beads follow step by step directions to make a beautiful endless, no-clasp Ghana glass beaded necklace.The Krobo people are a large ethnic group in Ghana. They are the largest group of the seven Dangme ethnic groups of Southeastern Ghana. The Ga-Adangbe people of the Krobo Mountain were originally wanders. 
Krobo Mountain was a natural fortress that would defy the ascent of an army against the tribe. The people are supposed to consist of emigrants from the coast neighborhood of Ningo, Shai and Ada. The bulk of the people are today are primary trading in Krobo beads, printed cloth and employed in farming work, particularly in the growing of coffee, cocoa, and palm oil.
This district contains large and important towns, the chief of which are Odumase, Sra, Kpong and Akuse. An excellent trade road now exists from Accra through Aburi, Akropong, Odumase, Pong, Akwa…

What are cowpeas, what is bitter leaf?

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What are cowpeas, what is bitter leaf?
What are cowpeas, what is bitter leaf? Cowpeas originated in Africa. The cowpea is also commonly referred to as black-eyed pea however; the bean is a variety of the cowpea. Cowpeas are an important staple crop in sub-Saharan Africa. Cowpeas are a valuable source of vegetable protein, vitamins as well as valuable income. 
Bitterleaf is a widely used cooking vegetable throughout Africa. Bitter leaf has a strong odor and a bitter taste. Yoruba people call bitter leaf Ewuro and the Igbo tribe Onugbu. The bitter leaf grows in a large range of biological zones in Africa, produces many leaves, and is drought tolerant. Here is an easy recipe for Spicy Vegetarian Cowpeas and Bitter Leaf Stew.


Spicy Vegetarian Cowpeas and Bitter Leaf Stew Recipe

Ingredients 2 cups dry cowpeas or black-eyed peas 2 scallions, chopped 3 handfuls of chopped bitter leaf 1 potato, chopped into large chunks 3 cloves whole garlic 1 red chili pepper 5 cups water Dash salt

Directions Place all…

List of African countries and languages spoken

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List of African countries and languages spoken The top 10 most spoken languages in Africa in order are; Arabic, Kiswahili (Swahili), Hausa, English, Amharic, French, Oromo, Yoruba, Igbo and Zulu.



There are thousands of languages spoken in Africa; over 2,000 in fact.
Below is a list of African countries and their languages compiled by the World Factbook. Every language is a temple, in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
List of African countries and languages spoken
Algeria Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Berber dialects: Kabylie Berber (Tamazight), Chaouia Berber (Tachawit), Mzab Berber, Tuareg Berber (Tamahaq)

Angola Portuguese (official), Bantu and other   African languages

Benin French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)

Botswana Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English (official) 2.1%, other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)


Burkina Faso French …

Stewed Gizzards Nigerian Gizdo Recipe

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Stewed Gizzards Nigerian Gizdo Recipe
What are gizzards?
A gizzard is a stomach like organ that birds use to grind their food before they digest it. Gizzards are a good source of protein, high in iron and zinc but are high in fat and cholesterol. Classic way to prepare gizzards in Africa. Stewed Gizzards Nigerian Gizdo Recipe Nutrition Facts
Calories 620
Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Sodium 1630g
Protein 41g
Nigerian Gizdo Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet

Dodo gizzards or Gizdo is a popular Nigerian stew made with a delicious combination of gizzards and fried plantains.

 Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 45 min Total time: 1 hour 5 min


Ingredients 1 pound chopped chicken gizzards 2 yellow plantains, diced 1 white onion, chopped 1 bunch green spring onions, chopped 2 large red tomatoes, diced 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped 1 hot pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon salt or to taste 2 cups chicken broth or water 1 tablesp…