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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.

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

Zambia Sesame Seed Sauce

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Sesame seeds or Sesamum indicum grow in tropical regions of Africa including Zambia.   Sesame seeds are one of the oldest crops processed for oil and are yellow or black colored seeds. Zambia sesame seed sauce is a thick paste similar in texture to peanut butter but made from sesame seeds.  Tahini is also a paste made from ground sesame seeds used primarily in Middle Eastern cooking. Zambian sesame seed sauce is an easy African food recipe for a dip used for fritters and slices of bread and as a sauce for poultry. Zambia Sesame Seed Sauce Zambia Sesame Seed Sauce Ingredients 1 cup toasted sesame seeds ½ teaspoon onion salt 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions Place all ingredients into a food processor, use the pulse setting on the processor and slowly add oil while grounding until mixture is the consistency of a peanut butter sauce. Tahini is also a paste made from ground sesame seeds used primarily in Middle Eastern cook

Five African countries with the least access to safe water

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Somalia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, DRC, Mozambique top five African countries with least access to safe water from chemical and microbial contaminants. Many countries on this list who suffer from lack of access to clean and or improved safe drinking water are suffering from poor governance, protracted internal conflict, underdevelopment, economic decline, poverty, social and gender inequality, and environmental degradation. Water systems in Africa that have ground water and surface water sources may be susceptible to fecal contamination. In many cases, fecal contamination can contain disease causing pathogens such as Legionella, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium.. African Country Percent Without Clean Drinking Water Population Somalia 68% 11,259,029 Ethiopia 54% 108,386,391 Madagascar 53% 25,683,610 Dem. Rep of Congo 48%

Brief History of Chad and the war on terror

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Brief History of Chad and the war on terror Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham and Boko Haram in Chad over the past decade has killed an estimated 30,000 people. Chad suffered three decades of civil warfare The Republic of Chad is 495,800 sq miles or 317 million acres in area with a little less than 2 people living per mile, its Capital is N'Djamena and is largely semi-desert country rich in gold and uranium. The Republic of Chad is located in Central Africa and is Africa's fifth-largest nation with a population of 12.4 million. During a ten year span from 1883 - 1893, Sudanese Rabih al-Zubayr conquers the African kingdoms of Ouadai, Baguirmi and Kanem-Bornu were located in present day Chad. A gradual process of introducing Islam into Chad took place in the 16th and 17th centuries during the kingdoms of the Bagirmi and Ouaddai. In the 1880s, Chad was conquered by the Sudanese warlord Rabih al-Zubair. Chad was first defined as a nation

Light Sweet Delicious Stuffed Date

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North African Simple Almond Stuffed Dates Make light sweet delicious two ingredient stuffed dates as an appetizer or dessert. This date nut recipe is so easy kids can create this tasty date recipe dish on their own.   Two Ingredient Almond Stuffed Dates Ingredients 20 pitted dates 20 whole almonds Directions Open date, place nuts in the center of each date and close. Serve as a healthy appetizer at your next gathering. Did you know? Dates may be stuffed with many different fillings such as walnuts, fruits, and Bree and goat cheese or simply drizzled with white chocolate. More easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again. Curried Tanzanian Coconut Okra Recipe Ethiopian Scrambled Egg Breakfast Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns Nigerian Breakfast Fried Akara and Ogi

Ten Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs

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All company is not good company.  Ten African Proverbs from the 12th largest country in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Intelligence is like fire, people take it from others. The basket that was used to carry a gift to a neighbor will bring back another gift. The person who pursues two things will miss all of them. After her house was burned down a Congolese woman clears land for a new home. A small mistake can bring great damage. The less important person is the one bringing many problems. She prepares a good meal, but the husband says there is too much salt. The rain said I have warned you through lighting to mend your homes. Unity finished the greatness of the forest. People love you when you succeed but when you are poor you smell bad. Girls face the same issues that women face.  More War Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs The Congolese people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have endured decade

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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